Our Story

Established in 1977

The Brewing Market was established in 1977 and has been family owned and operated ever since. What once began as a small vendor’s booth in a building on Pearl St. has blossomed into a handful of five local coffee shops, each with its own personality and characteristics, tailored to fit the needs of the locals. First was the shop on 13th St. between Walnut and Pearl. Next came the Village Shopping Center store next to McGuckin Hardware. Longmont was next as we added the shop at Hover and Pike. Then the Basemar store was designed especially for students just south of the university. Lastly came the Lafayette location near Arapahoe and 95th by the YMCA.

All of the roasting has been done in house since day one. We are also famous for our hand brewed chai, also made in house by our own Chai Master.

Over the years, we have enjoyed the reputation of being the original Boulder Coffee Roaster with the best, freshest cup of coffee in town.

Owner Profile

Artine Yapoujian is a Boulder icon. Yapoujian came to the states in his early twenties with $200 in his pocket.  Through hard work and an entrepreneurial mind he grew from being a church janitor to being a fine jeweler to owning a small coffee business in Boulder, before Starbuck’s had ever been heard of.  Yapoujian grew up roasting coffee with his Armenian family in Lebanon, where he also learned how to brew authentic Indian style Chai.  Yapoujian, along with his wife, Sydney, can frequently be seen going to and from their five Brewing Market locations around the Boulder area, as they personally oversee their beloved business.  Yapoujian is always eager to chat with his customers and looks forward to serving the community for many years to come.


We carefully taste test and select coffees from the best small farms, then hand roast each in small batches to bring out its delightful aroma and fullest, most deeply satisfying flavors.


All Brewing Market Teas are available by the cup or in bulk for you to take home and enjoy!  We have over 40 teas and tisanes for you to explore!


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