About Us

"To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least understood need of the human soul"

Ten years ago, when we started Higher Grounds, we did so with not only a passion for good coffee, but more importantly, a passion for this community.  What we wanted was a place.  A place of gathering, and a place of discovery.  From the latest trends in premium coffee to the handcrafted work of local artisans, we set out to create an environment like no other in the small town of Pagosa Springs.  Now, as we round over a decade of serving the very best coffee, featuring fresh in-house baked goods, and hosting our local community, we're proud to have created something so much more than a coffee shop.  We'd like to invite you to come relax, breathe in some fresh mountain air, and experience the culture of coffee at 7200 feet.