A Beverage About Town:
How Vessel Betters Boulder's Sustainability

photos by @mthurk


On May 4, 2018 our community came together to welcome, celebrate and support Vessel Wrks.  After a pilot program in Manhattan, Vessel Wrks founder Dagny Tucker chose Boulder for the first city-wide rollout of sleek, returnable, reusable hot and cold beverage cups. Paper to-go cups are rarely recyclable, so Vessel's soon-to-be iconic stainless steel solutions will serve a consortium of coffee shops, starting with Boxcar Coffee. Drop-off kiosks around town and in-store returns will keep paper off the streets and out of landfills.


The philanthropic "Evening of Revelry" also unveiled Boxcar Coffee's new Roastery, as partners and donors enjoyed a springtime soiree set amongst the roasters and coffee bean sacks.

GB Culinary welcomed guests with bites like


Crispy Artichoke, Shell Peas,
Haystack Chevre, Beet Root, Olives


Peachtree Farms Pork, Thyme Biscuit,
Fennel & Spring Onion Jam, Pickled Mustard Seed


along with Boxcar's made-to-order coffee and signature cocktails by Tasting House. A combination plated & family style dinner showcased GB Culinary sustainable pork and beef preparations with snaps of spring like buckwheat, asparagus, radish, rhubarb and morels. The evening concluded with a signature Boxcar Bakery dessert.

Live music and moving performances by local and international artists told the story of cyclical waste, systems design and intentional commitment to change.


Welcome Vessel

see credits below photo gallery for full list of partners


founder @vesselwrks #dagnytucker #sexysustainability #postdisposable 

venue @boxcarcoffeeroasters

hors d'ouvres & dinner @gbculinary #growcookserve

dessert @boxcarbakery

cocktail design & bartending @tasting_house

brews @averybrewingco

swills @scarpettawine

brews @stemciders

swills @suertetequila

coffee @boxcarcoffeeroasters

produce/protein @peachtreefarmstead

protein #ladolcevitafamilyfarms

produce @oxfordgardens



rentals @rcspecialevents

centerpieces @greenearthterrarium #chrisveldsdesign

photography @mthurk

videography #just.Studio #justinsimpkins

campus partner @cuboulder

event planning @krisnadovich

presenter/performer @ortdavo @boulderfringe 

presenter/performer @jeremymckane #lucidproject

presenter/performer @kosmicjoke #buckleeproductions

performer @blackswansounds

performer #courtlycarpentercello

performer #jefflyons

performer #davehaines