How It All Started
Durango Joes Coffee was established in 2004 by Joe Lloyd and his wife LeAnna, who shared the dream of opening a chain of coffee shops.
Our local founders have a legendary family history in Durango as rich and memorable as the coffee we serve!
Joe's Grandfather, Doctor Leo Lloyd, served the Durango community for over 40 years in family medicine and was beloved for his day and night dedication to home bedside care. He is credited for building the foundation for the family's "community first" mission in the early 1900s. You can still spot Leo helping out around the shops to this day! Joe's brother, Leo Lloyd III, is known throughout the Four Corners as the "go to" guy for dangerous search and rescue missions while also serving as a Captain for the Durango Fire Department. "Avoid the Lloyd" is said throughout the area as a cautionary statement. Translation: "Don't get yourself in such a bind that Leo Lloyd is going to have to rescue you!" Thus, our drink, the A.T.L. was born! It's a lifesaver (with added espresso shots) for those killer days in the backcountry—pun intended of course!
And Joe, besides serving great coffee, is a community leader and local charity advocate who actively shares the family spirit of exceptional service. He prides himself on being the most caring, independent coffee presence in the area.
Ultimately, the success of Durango Joes rests in our ability to go above and beyond to please each customer, whether they're walking in or driving through. It is our belief that ALL people are important, which is why we make it a priority to go out of our way to make a positive difference in each person's day. Everyone deserves a smile, a warm greeting, and a great cup of coffee.