Best of Summit 2016 & 2017 & 2018
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.
Carbon Offsets- We currently run all LED and Halogen bulbs from the bathrooms to the overhead lights. We also insulate our building and piping and thus use ZERO therms of gas to heat our unit.
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.
Community Action- Adopted 1/2 Mile of Blue River Clean Up and partnering with community organizations for sustainability education.
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, starting in 2017, 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. This initiative has raised over $20,000 for kids lunches.
Erin is the proud owner of Red Buffalo Café. Its obvious that Erin has a passion for coffee. If you are lucky enough to know Erin then you already know that she really recognizes the importance of community and the role that her coffee shop plays in the community. She has her hands in a variety of service projects all over the county and she also pushes her employees to get involved as much as possible. If you don't know Erin, you might have heard her on the radio or seen her in the newspaper, or you might have even seen her on the T.V. screen. As soon as you meet Erin you will quickly find that she isn't just passionate about coffee, she is passionate about life. She is active in all aspects of it. When she isn't doing something coffee of community related you might see her judging pro ski events like X Games, Dew Tour, and World Cups.
If you've been into Red Buffalo then you've seen Natalie Natalie has been with Red Buffalo on and off for over 5 years! She's our charming lady who loves to snowboard, hike, and play with her amazing puppy @lulu.thepitbull. Natalie also has a beautiful photography business @Natalie.W.Photo If you need to treat her to a drink, buy her a pumpkin spice vanilla latte.
Amron comes to us from North Carolina with her lovely daughter Clara and fiancé Evan (SPOILER: They’re married now!). They are an amazing family, full of humor and fun. When she gets on a joking roll watch out! That hidden southern accent makes a strong appearance sometimes. Her favorite drink is an Americano or a black coffee, indicating that her soul is sweet enough without extra sugar.
Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.
If you have met Tamara, you do not easily forget her. You will instantly notice her authentic and vibrant personality. Tamara strongly values her friendships inside and outside of Red Buffalo and will go long distances out of her way to make sure you feel appreciated. Tamara is definitely a person you want on your side. She is extremely motivated to be the best she can be and in the process will make you the best you can be as well. Outside of Red Buffalo Tamara loves to ride her bike(s) and sail on Lake Dillon. She enjoys adventures and cooking amazing food.
Kris's Dakota sometimes shows, ya know? Especially when you ask him about his sweet, sweet puppy dogs. While Kris loves how working coffee can connect you to community, he's also passionate about filming and camera work.... and working on old cars.... and going for long runs.... and...... did you know he can sing Broadway musicals too?
Say hello to another one of our amazing baristas! Heidi is a generally amazing person. She enjoys running long distances, for fun. She once ran 100 miles in a race for reasons she doesn't even know. She has been told that she has a painfully giddy take on mornings. She isn't sure if she has a passion for coffee or if she is addicted to it. Heidi enjoys adventuring with friends and you can most likely expect that she has a pretty thorough itinerary for the weekend. Heidi is currently working on starting a travel planning company and would love to help you get started! Heidi is on and off on month long adventures.
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This is Corey, one of our Baristas. Corey, known as the "birthday boy" in the shop loves being part of the social community the coffee shop brings into his life. Outside of Red Buffalo Corey is a mentor for SOS outreach and loves to spray paint in his free time. Corey also owns a 71 Westfalia vanagon that he enjoys traveling and occasionally sleeping in.