Denver-based Dazbog Coffee has delivered a taste of Russia and Colorado through its eye-catching packaging, branding, small-batch roasting and blending of hand-selected coffee from around the globe. Leonid and Anatoly Yuffa immigrated to The Mile High City from St. Petersburg, Russia with their family in 1979 and later combined their skill sets and business savvy to launch Dazbog Coffee in 1996. Today, the company has more than 30 coffee shops across Colorado and Wyoming and a product line with names like KGBlend and White Nights Espresso. Tea in cool red tins also is available.

Dazbog is a transliteration of two Russian words that are used as a wish of good fortune, so it’s a perfect gift during the holidays. There are gift sets with catchy names like Bolshevik Buzz, Coffee Comrades, Russian Tea Room and Krem of the Crop, or for clients that have Keurig machines, consider Dazbog’s new single serve “Oneskee” boxes. Dazbog can also customize gift sets.

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A cocktail in honor of the hotel’s rooftop opening for its first season. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS:
—2 oz. Plantation 3 Stars Rum
—.5 oz. Lifesaver syrup*
—.75 oz. lime juice
—2 oz. club soda

DIRECTIONS:
Combine all ingredients, except soda, in a small shaker tin and add ice. Shake 20 times. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, top with soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

*Lifesaver syrup:
INGREDIENTS:
—2 cups water
—36 peppermint Lifesavers