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Caffeinated Cow’s ice cream and coffee is a summer delight 

click to enlarge GRIFFIN SWARTZELL
  • Griffin Swartzell
It’s been open since Memorial Day, but the scorching hot Saturday we arrive is Caffeinated Cow’s official grand opening. We’re greeted by enough pastoral porcelain cows to stock a Midwestern Michael’s, plus Mylar balloons greeting guests with an earnest “Moo.” Our service proves attentive and supportive, helping us navigate a big menu of coffee, ice cream and various mixes of the two. We’re intrigued by signature lattés, but we opt for a mocha ($3.34/medium) with a scoop of huckleberry ice cream from Denver’s Liks Ice Cream, ($2 extra). The drink’s pleasant, with fruit and chocolate leading the flavor and coffee playing more a supporting role. It seems ice cream melds better with a hot drink than iced, which we should’ve foreseen — our bad. We also get a signature Cow-lorado style scoop: a single scoop of ice cream ($3.50 — caramel Irish stout for us, with notable Guinness tang and chocolate chunks) with two cleanly poured shots of espresso ($0.75 each), a simple delight.
Location Details Caffeinated Cow
1791 S. Eighth St.
Cheyenne Mountain
Colorado Springs, CO
308-2769
Coffee/Tea

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