There’s a spot of coffee moving into a gargantuan Highlands development.
Husband-and-wife Caleb and Jeannie Sprenger plan to open Sapor Coffee & Concepts at 2785 Speer, an $80 million mixed-use development off Interstate 25 near downtown. The couple signed a lease on a 2,000-square-foot space that they plan to open this winter.
“Specialty coffee is not a norm in Denver yet,” Caleb said, compared to cities like San Francisco. “We want to already be established when Denver reaches that level.”
Jeannie, 22, and Caleb, 24, met in middle school while living in Mongolia. Caleb, a Denver native, moved back in 2011. He learned about coffee roasting while working for his uncle’s Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters. The Lakewood-based company’s beans will be used exclusively in Sapor drinks.
The shop will brew espresso, pour-over and batch-brewed coffee alongside other drinks and pastries.
Crosbie Real Estate Group manages 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail at 2785 Speer. Other retail tenants include Fitwall, which opened in 2015, and Elements Massage, which has signed a lease but not yet welcomed its first customers.
A 4,500-square-foot space built out for a restaurant is still available.