Boulder coffee shop is bidding farewell to cash starting next year

BOULDER, Colo. – A Boulder coffee shop is doing away with cash transactions starting next year.

The owners of Alpine Modern in Boulder say the move toward a cashless business is about saving time, creating better customer service and also cleanliness.

“We wanted to speed up our line and we wanted to reduce the labor of counting cash,” said Alpine Modern co-owner Lon McGowan.  “In fact, that [handling cash], was probably the biggest reason that we did it.”

McGowan said the response to going cashless has been positive and banking experts Denver7 spoke with said the trend is the way of the future with financial technology services like Apple Pay or even Bitcoin becoming more and more ingrained into our daily lives.

McGowan said his idea of a cashless business isn’t stopping in Boulder. He and his brother will soon open at restaurant at 7th Avenue and Sherman in Denver with the same forward-thinking philosophy

“No cash.”

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