Grind Rewind - A New Cafe for the valley's largest roastery

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GRIND REWIND A New Café for the Valley’s Largest Roastery Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea’s new Minturn tasting room opens for business. By Geoff Mintz  11/17/2017 at 12:30pm  Published in the Holiday 2017/2018 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine22 Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea’s new Minturn shop. IMAGE: RYAN DEARTH Back in the mid-1980s, just as Starbucks was becoming a thing, Chris Chantler and Craig Arseneau met while working in the hotel industry in Boston and decided to open a chain of espresso bars. Until the young entrepreneurs took a ski vacation in Vail, the only question was where. Craig Arseneau and Chris Chantler. IMAGE: RYAN DEARTH “We looked...

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VMCT Launches Nitro Cold Brew Coffee on Tap in Colorado

Craig Arseneau


Chris Chantler and Craig Arseneau of Vail Mountain Coffee stand with their kegs of Nitro Cold Brew CoffeeVail Mountain Coffee and Tea (VMCT), one of the highest altitude coffee roasters in the world, is bringing “Craft Draft Nitro Cold Brew” coffee to Colorado.

Craig Arseneau and Chris Chantler, co-founders of VMCT, have invested time and effort to change the way their customers enjoy iced coffee.

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Fuel Your Adventure®

Craig Arseneau

Whether it's biking trails or hiking trails, running or training, your most recent endurance adventure through the backcountry undoubtedly includes water and, or an electrolyte drink to fuel your exercise. However, you can't forget to fuel your adventure with your favorite cup of coffee from Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea. For years, studies have shown caffeine should not be discounted in relation to athletic performance. In fact, caffeine is shown to improve endurance, reduce the amount of perceived pain mentally, and reduce post-exercise soreness. A study in the American College of Sports Medicine showed ingesting caffeine one hour prior to...

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Coop Cafisur: Colombian Coffee

Craig Arseneau

Find the specialty taste of coffee grown in the Colombian Andes at Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea in Minturn, Colorado. A Word on Colombian coffee from Tolima, Colombia Nestled in southwestern Colombia is the department of Tolima, a region rich with a variety of mountain ranges, rivers, and valleys. In South of Tolima, there is the fertile and complex soil of volcanic origin. This region produces some of the finest coffee in all of Colombia, and the Cup of Excellence has often been awarded to local coffee farmers. By and large the region has been unable to develop a strategy...

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Fall in Vail

Craig Arseneau

The leaves are turning hues of yellow and soft gold and the heat from the summer sun has eased off leaving a crisp coolness in the air. There's a chill in the breeze that encourages sweaters and gloves, all while cupping mugs of hot drinks. Although we here at Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea in Minturn, Colorado relished a summer of camping beside mountain lakes, biking along dusty trails and moonlit campfires, fall is here. It's time to slow our steps as the seasons amble toward winter. Camping in fall is especially lovely, as the backcountry in and around Vail...

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