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An award winning coffee shop with award winning baristas; that’s just one claim to fame at Mudslingers Drive Thru Coffee in Bailey.
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Mudslingers won the Fairplay Flume’s People’s Choice Award for best coffee shop from 2019-2022, and best barista from 2020-2022.
Manager Kate Molieri has been working at Mudslingers since 2018 when her father, Mark Linne bought it. The shop has taken on a family business environment.
Molieri says Mudslingers is unique because of its manual machines and double sided drive thru.
While you can’t sit down at the shop, there are plenty of options for getting a drink on the go. One of the popular coffee drinks is called “The Canyon” and features vanilla and caramel syrups.
The menu also offers hot teas, dairy-free, no sugar added smoothies, italian sodas, RedBull infusions and more.
Mudslingers has six baristas on staff, not including Molieri, and they all take the art of coffee seriously.
“We have to control tamping, and putting portafilters into the machine and monitoring the shots,” Molieri said.
Basically, the baristas pay attention to the details that make their coffee taste good every time.
When she’s behind bar, Molieri likes to make matcha drinks, but on the other side she enjoys drinking an iced “shot in the dark.”
This summer, the shop is doing a passport series with drink flavors inspired by different destinations around the world. Molieri hopes to transport people’s pallets across the globe.
Molieri said the best part about Mudslingers is the customers and the local community rallying around them in Bailey.
“We have some of the best customers….the locals are the best I’ve ever had; we wouldn’t be here without community,” she said.
Mudslingers is located at 144 Bulldogger Drive in Bailey, CO 80421. The current hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. In May the shop will be switching to summer hours, check out mudslingersco.com for details.
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