The Chris Anthony Youth Initiative - Hunter Bay Coffee

The Chris Anthony Youth Initiative

Our second roastery and coffee bar in Old Town Arvada, Colorado recently teamed up with the Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project to create a dark roast blend, and invest in community.

Each bag of coffee beans sold supports experiential education for youth. Yeti’s Grind, a coffee shop located in Eagle, Colorado, was the first to commit to carry the Youth Project Blend and support a much needed and underfunded snow education program in their community, “The Glide Project.”

About The Glide Project
The Glide Project brings appropriate snow science and avalanche education programs to the youth in Eagle County.

“At Yeti’s Grind, we love to collaborate with other small, local businesses and with other members of our Vail community. We are also happy to help support the fundraising efforts while creating more awareness about the Chris Anthony Glide Project through selling a special label dark roast blend created by Hunter Bay at Yeti’s Grind,” said Tara Picklo, founder and partner of Yeti’s Grind.

Watch a short segment aired September 22, 2017 on local TV news here. 

About the Coffee:
The Youth Project’s dark roast blend has a smooth and mild aftertaste. The coffee is rich, thick, and naturally sweet with hints of brown sugar, caramel, and spice. This delicious dark roast will be available at Hunter Bay’s coffee bar in Old Town Arvada in addition to Yeti’s Grind in Eagle, Colorado. Hunter Bay is looking to expand the Youth Project Blend’s availability to other retailers in the near future.

 “At Hunter Bay, we are all about the outdoors, skiing, kids, giving back to the community and all out enjoying life! Meeting Chris has been an awesome coincidence and I feel like such a lucky person, but it also feels like it was meant to be in some way,” said AJ Payne, Manager and Roaster at Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters.

About Chris Anthony: 
"Chris Anthony is a Colorado native, University of Colorado graduate and longtime Vail & Denver resident. Chris has competed at an international level in both the sports of cycling and both alpine racing and big mountain skiing. Chris has filmed 27 years as athlete and on-screen personality with the Warren Miller film team. His feats are displayed in the annual Warren Miller feature film, numerous television programs and documentaries. He has free-lanced for several publications, co-authored a guidebook, commissioned to write a screenplay, and hosted and co-produced several television and film projects." (From Anthony's website) 

The Chris Antony Youth Initiative Project is supervised by the Colorado Non-Profit Development Center and has reached over 70,000 students in the past 20 years. Going into the Youth Project’s fifth year as a 501c non-profit organization, a portion of the proceeds from the dark roast blend will support the mission. Visit to learn more. 

“Colorado has always led the way in quality of life, fitness adventure and outdoors. The Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project has taken the unique outdoor assets we have across the state and created a program the will further enhance youth education.”
- John Hickenlooper, Governor of The State of Colorado. 

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Purchase your bag of our Youth Initiative Dark Roast Blend today. Click here. 

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