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Quince Coffee House means connection.

 

It means a shared and safe space. A warm cup and a new friend. It means supporting local and nurturing creativity. More than anything, it means community.

Around the world and in every culture, coffee symbolizes togetherness. It is the common thread that we share. Through its generations of ownership, Quince has been dedicated to creating a welcoming space for all, one aimed at bringing communities together over warm cups of coffee.

 

In our dedication to our local partners, Quince features an array of Denver vendors, with pastries, food, and much more from local shops. We feature our own espresso as well as hand-roasted Ethiopian, Columbian, and Brazilian coffees. Each of our vendors has the same honest commitment to the community we share.

 

We offer room and event rentals, commission-free gallery space for local artists, live music and so much more! We invite you to be a part of this ever-growing space.

 

Let our house be your house.

 

— Quince Coffee House

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Quince Coffee House recognizes and honors the land and people of the Cheyenne Tsêhéstáno, Arapahoe Hinono'eiteen and Ute Núuchi-u Nations

 

We acknowledge Quince Coffee House occupies the unseated territories and ancestral, traditional and contemporary homelands of the Cheyenne, Arapahoe and Ute Nations, specifically the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. We acknowledge this land has also been the trading, hunting, and gathering lands for Lakota, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Shoshone and many other First Nations. 

 

We acknowledge and honor the First Nations as original stewards and caretakers of this land, the ecosystem of animals and plants and of each other as people. As these words of acknowledgment are spoken and heard, the ties that these nations have to their traditional homelands are renewed and reaffirmed. 

 

We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory. We recognize the irreparable damage and loss on generations of people and land through colonization and the continued disenfranchisement of First Nations. 

 

We acknowledge our individual and collective roles in perpetuating harm and ignorance towards Indigenous communities and actively work towards education and restorative processes. We advocate for Land Back policies, indigenous sovereignty and representation, and preservation of Native practices and knowledges. We strive to match this acknowledgement with authentic and sustained relationships with Indigenous communities and community-informed actions.

 

We acknowledge, respect and affirm the ongoing relationship between Indigenous people and the land. We respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we gather. We pay our respect to them and give thanks to all First Nations and the ancestors of this place.

 

We also acknowledge, as purveyors of food, the historical knowledges and resources that are the foundation of our cuisine. We recognize and honor the agricultural legacies of coffee and tea plants and their consumption, especially the indigenous families that grow, harvest, process, and transport agricultural raw goods.  We demand sustainable resources, fair trade and protection of the farmers and their land throughout the world where commercialization of the coffee, tea, sugar, and cacao plants are a primary occupation and source of income. 

 

We acknowledge  the community and families of east Denver displaced by consumerism and gentrification and those who labor for the larger community. We prioritize accessibility, community engagement, mutual aid, and living wages. 

*adopted and adapted from multiple land acknowledgements and guiding documents

 

For more information on native lands and people, we invite you to connect:

Native Land Information System https://nativeland.info/about/

Denver March PowWow http://www.denvermarchpowwow.org/ 

Southern Ute Tribe https://www.southernute-nsn.gov/

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe https://www.utemountainutetribe.com/ 

Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs https://ccia.colorado.gov/