Have tea - or, if you insist, coffee - at the Steaming Bean
Telluride is fairly blessed with good coffee shops. What's special about this one - to an inveterate tea drinker like me, at least - is that their loose leaf is the bomb. Sure, you can come in here for the home-blend, their local organic roast, their daily drip, their french press. You can enjoy the peanut butter bagel or the blueberry belgian waffle. Or you can drop by late in the day for some homemade limoncello, a vodka affogato or a rock and rye. But what I kept coming back for was the Steeping Leaf earl grey and the magnolia oolong, both of which were made by people who understand the art of making a good cuppa.