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About Us

Our Mission


Red Buffalo Coffee & Tea is a community oriented coffee and tea  house that seeks to provide exceptional service and quality products to  Silverthorne's residents and visitors.

Founded in  2010 by Erin Young, Red Buffalo Cafe seeks to foster a sense of  community and home. Often her family can be seen  running around the  cafe. Erin, family, and staff all believe in giving back and regularly  volunteer with local, national, and global initiatives.

A Green Business


Zero Waste-We are a zero waste coffee  shop.  All of our cups, lids, etc. are made of plant materials from Eco  Products in Boulder and will be composted at the Summit County Resource  Allocation Park.  Plastic, glass, aluminum, and cardboard products are  recycled by Waste Management Single Stream Recycling. It is estimated  that we have diverted over 750,000 cups and lids from the landfill!

Sourcing-  Over 80% of our products come from an 80 mile radius. We also ask our  suppliers that ship to us to ship using recyclable materials. Education-  Help train other restaurants in becoming zero waste and energy  efficient.

Fostering Community

 Coffee shops help form a sense of  community.  Whether people come to chat with friends or conduct business  with associates, coffee shops around the world are a gathering place  for people.  Because we consider Silverthorne such a good home, we  continually do what we can to support our great community as they help  support us.  For example, in 2017 and 2018, Red Buffalo led the charge with the Silverthorne Chapter of the Summit Chamber of Commerce to eliminate school lunch debt for the Summit School District Elementary Schools.

Red Buffalo Cafe has also adopted it's  neighboring segment of the Blue River Trail from 6th Ave to Rainbow  Drive. You might occasionally see our staff members giving the path a  good trash pick up.