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About Us


The Byington Brothers. (Luke, Eric and Scott)

About Us

In many ways, Queen City started in the mid-2000s while we worked, researched, and played in rural Africa. From Zimbabwe to Rwanda, we spent nearly a decade coordinating humanitarian programs, organizing research projects, and kicking around on humble soccer fields with friends. We learned about community in Africa — real, honest community.

Our Home

Life eventually brought us back to our roots, back to Colorado and the great city of Denver. Along the way, we indulged our passion for coffee by moonlighting as baristas and roasters, and this made our next project an easy progression — we love our farmer friends + we love our city, the Queen City of the Plains + we love coffee — so we started a company that combines all these things!

Collective coffee means we’re doing this together — we have real, tangible connection with our coffee farmers; we know the conditions of their production; we then small-batch roast their coffee in the city we love and we proudly serve it in Denver’s historic Baker neighborhood. We believe everyone is welcome to this ragtag group because good coffee should build the collective good.

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QC Five points

Located in Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood, our second coffee shop is right off the L-line at 30th & Welton. Watch your step and don’t get smashed by a trolley while you’re sipping on a delicious coffee.

QC Baker

Located in Denver's historic Baker neighborhood, the QC Baker bar is a collaborative coffee shop/brewery with our dudes, Novel Strand Brewing Co. It also happens to be our first cafe.

QC Wheatridge

Located in the old but oh-so-new Gold's Marketplace building across the street from the beautiful Crown Hill Park, this third Queen City location brings the same quality coffee and small food options to the Wheat Ridge community we've been serving since 2017

QC Broomfield

We have partnered up with the legendary Dardano family to bring a lil coffee kick to their new store in Broomfield. So yeah, this is a collaboration space inside of a Dardano's store but its still QC all day long... also we've got a DRIVE-THRU!