Bluecorn Cafe & Mercantile

  • 1842 S Townsend, Montrose, CO 81401
  • (970) 626-3501 | Visit Website


A legacy of spirited mountain living and handcrafted light…

In the winter of 1991, my home was a tiny, one-room cabin in Telluride, Colorado. It was there that my friend “Baker” Steve taught me how to dip a beeswax candle. With no electricity, we worked by candlelight, often dipping well into morning. When finished, we could barely move through the cabin while hundreds of still-warm tapers hung from rope strung wall-to-wall.

In those early days, I was most concerned with how much snow had fallen during the night and if there were still hot coals in the woodstove come morning. More than three decades later, this legacy of simple, spirited living is at the heart of what we do at Bluecorn. We make candles from clean, natural ingredients — honoring the bees that gather the pollen and create the wax, as well the craftspeople that build our candles with presence and care. In today's all-too-busy world, the act of lighting a flame inspires us to pause, connect and be more mindful — to feel more at peace. It's an opportunity to return to simple.

The opening of our cafe and retail space marks a new chapter for Bluecorn and we couldn’t be more excited to share in the joys of simple, spirited living here in our own backyard! Come by for a coffee, a cocktail, a candle-making class or that locally forged tableware you just can’t find anywhere else. We can’t wait to welcome you to the candle factory.

Jon Konbluh, Founder