Colorado’s Milk-Delivery Companies Are Boosting Business Even as Milk Consumption Declines

John Ramos is a streak across the lawn before the sun comes up, a runner dashing through the dark with a jug of milk in each hand. 

His record is 75 houses in one hour. There’s really only one way to accomplish this: Ramos, who has delivered milk for Royal Crest Dairy for 22 years, leaps out of his truck and runs to the milk boxes at every doorstep along his route. 

On a good day, Ramos can get in 5 miles of running. The marathoner tracks it with his Garmin watch, considering it a bonus to the miles he logs after his six-hour delivery shift ends at about 6 a.m. 

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