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Good coffee and friendly people

Rollin Zant can often be found hanging out during his sister’s shift at Bean Fosters, a coffee shop and used book store located off Golden Ridge Road in Golden.

In Zant’s opinion, it’s the place to be for good coffee and friendly people.

“I’m a people person,” said Zant, who lives on the border between Lakewood and Golden. “And I love the feel of the atmosphere here.”

Rollin Zant will usually be playing on his computer or helping his sister Stacey tidy up by pushing in chairs or doing other miscellaneous tasks.

On this Wednesday evening, Michael Broderick was getting some work done on his laptop computer. Broderick lives in the area, but travels a lot with his job, so when he is town, he comes to Bean Fosters.

“It’s a good place to chill,” he said. It’s roomy, so it’s never cramped. And it offers excellent wifi to be able to get some work done.

Because it was near closing time, the place was a bit quiet. But it has been a busy week, Stacey Zant said.

“School has started,” she said. “It probably has to do with that.”

And come Thursday, the place was bustling once again.

Groups of three to four people chatted around tables, while others sat alone typing on a laptop or thumbing through a book.

Bean Fosters opened about four years ago, and “it’s been good,” said owner Truett Mickey. A lot of relationships have formed, he added.

Mickey enjoys the people, the majority being regulars, he said, “but coffee science is definitely a passion of ours.”

The baked goods, which are made in-house, and the coffees and teas are delicious, agreed friends and neighbors Gretchen Faulkner, Jean Thresher and Judy Cooper.

“We all live on the same cul-de-sac, so we come for coffee every Thursday,” Cooper said.

Sometimes the ladies are joined by a fourth or fifth person, depending on who’s in town, Thresher said. “It’s close and comfortable,” she said, “and the people are nice.”

The group has been frequenting Bean Fosters for a couple of years now, the ladies said, and have watched it grow busier.

“But that’s not a bad thing,” Faulkner said. “It’s nice to see the business grow.”

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