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The Coffee Tree in the Press

Written by Ann Depperschmidt   
Loveland Reporter-Herald
Tuesday, 26 September 2006

It took Heidi Thrash about six months before she could see a design.

“You try and you try and about 300 lattes later, you get a faint design,” said Thrash, co-owner of The Coffee Tree, a cafe inside Anthology Book Co. in downtown

But to master latte art, the barista first has to master the art of making a latte.

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Written by Marissa Hutton-Gavel   
Thursday, 28 June 2007

It’s fitting that Heidi Thrash and Michael Cornelius met in Seattle, one of the world’s coffee meccas. It’s also fitting that they have been trained by U.S. Barista champions, (think Food Network meets Starbucks). They’ve taken their knowledge of coffee, their flair for showmanship, combined it with entrepreneurship and art, and made The Coffee Tree in Loveland.  

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Written by David Young
The Reporter-Herald 

The specialty coffee industry is growing in popularity, and its impact is visible throughout Loveland. In 2006 specialty coffee accounted for $12.27 billion in sales, according to the Specialty Coffee Association of America. A National Coffee Association 2006 annual drinking trends study revealed 16 percent of America’s adult population drinks coffee on a daily basis.  

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Written By Shelley Widhalm
Loveland Reporter-Herald
Sunday, 21 2009

Coffee shop regulars still frequent their local favorites, but they may be coming in less often or downgrading their orders in economic hard times. As a result, independently owned coffee shops in Loveland and Fort Collins are seeing their sales dip slightly or remain flat from a year ago.  

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Written by Craig Young
The Reporter-Herald
Thursday, 7 May 2012

LOVELAND -- The Coffee Tree's owners are pulling up their roots in downtown Loveland, but they're replanting them just two blocks away. And they won't be leaving a hole behind.

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