Everyday is an Adventure

Boulder Coffee Cafe | The Story

At the base of Pagosa Peak in Southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains sits a small mountain town that has some special places just for you!   No matter the season, adventure is abundant in Pagosa Springs!

Boulder Coffee Cafe is one of those special places that was founded in this comfy atmosphere and offers the place to feel the gift of home away from home.

Take the time to enjoy the time in a place that fuels your life’s adventures!  If you are local, or just passing through Pagosa Springs ~ a cup of coffee and much more ~ awaits you at the place where coffee and relationships meet to create memories.

We would love the opportunity to meet, greet, and serve you!


It was here that Jerry and Debi Hilsabeck found their family settling after years of living in Southern California. Life seemed to be moving too quickly for the family, and life events were signaling a time for change. Working several jobs, and missing time with their six kids, the Hilsabeck’s were living life in the fast-lane.

In 1993, with sights set on Colorado, the Hilsabeck family loaded up their fifteen passenger van and began the journey of traveling North to South while weaving a trail from the East to the West bound for Colorado Springs.  The decidedly fast flow of Colorado’s second most populous city sent them further on their quest to Durango, Colorado.  

The region provided much needed respite for their family. A new beginning offered Jerry an opportunity to continue home-building, and family time that was filled with new adventures. Weekend trips were a blessing and within a year, the Hilsabeck’s found that small mountain town at the base of Pagosa Peak and the doors to adventure opened even wider. Within two weeks their new home was Pagosa Springs, Colorado!

A Place to serve

In 1989, Jerry and Debi founded United People Help Ministry which is a non-profit organization. In 1997, following their move to Pagosa Springs, they established a thrift store of the same name in the town. For seven years, the United People Help Ministry Thrift & Gift served the community at its 4,000 square foot location in the River Center. The thrift store helped fulfill the mission to serve, though it was a massive effort to run. Debi needed just a moment to step back once again.

After a five year sabbatical, Debi went back into the community in search of an opportunity to serve in a different capacity. Learning the coffee business, and interacting with customers while working, her love of serving people was magnified. Jerry caught sight of a coffee shop that was in need of restoration and together the Hilsabeck family set out on another adventure.

With a flash of inspiration, and the never ending desire to serve, the Hilsabeck’s became the new owners of Boulder Coffee Cafe on 10.10.10.  

Comfort Brewed

Boulder Coffee Cafe remained at its original location in the Aspen Village until 2017.  When on October 30, they closed the doors to move into the heart of Pagosa Springs and its historic downtown.  After many hours of hard work and renovation, the doors re-opened on December 1st at the new location ~ 643 San Juan Street in Pagosa Springs.


The foundations of good coffee, custom meals, homemade treats, and a committed team that loves to meet, greet, and serve is what makes Boulder Coffee Cafe truly ~ a home away from home!

comfort brewed

from craft espresso’s and nitro brews to culinary delights


Boulder Coffee Cafe serves up the goodness to fuel your ideas in a comfortable space.


come on in!

visit boulder coffee cafe in historic pagosa springs, colorado

Come in to Boulder Coffee Cafe for our coffee and great food, While you’re here, check out all the awesome local artisanal items we have for sale too!

Just around the corner from Pagosa’s hot springs, and a half an hour to Wolf Creek Ski Area, our cafe is convenient to all that Pagosa Springs has to offer.

We’re open 7 days a week, serving your favorite drinks and pastries!

Cafe hours: In-house from 6:30am till 1:00pm, and @ our Drive-Thru 6:30am-2:00pm.

View our menu.

643 San Juan St.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 585-1019


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