Chris Anthony, Hunter Bay create dark roast, available at Yeti’s Grind |

Chris Anthony, Hunter Bay create dark roast, available at Yeti’s Grind

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EAGLE — Chris Anthony's Youth Initiative Project has teamed up with Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters in Old Town Arvada to create a dark roast blend — the Youth Project Blend.

Each bag of coffee beans sold supports experimental education for youth.

Yeti's Grind in Eagle became the first to carry the Youth Project Blend and support The Glide Project, which brings important snow science and avalanche education programs to youth in Eagle County, many of whom spend their winters on the slopes.

"At Yeti's Grind, we love to collaborate with other small, local businesses with other members of our Vail community," said Tara Picklo, founder and partner of Yeti's Grind. "We are happy to help support the fundraising efforts while creating more awareness about the Chris Anthony Glide Project."

'Giving back'

The Youth Project Blend is a dark roast described as rich, thick and naturally sweet with hints of brown sugar, caramel and spice. It is available at Hunter Bay's coffee bar in Old Town Arvada as well as Yeti's Grind in Eagle, although Hunter Bay is looking to expand it to other retailers.

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"At Hunter Bay, we're all about the outdoors, skiing, kids, giving back to the community and all out enjoying life," said AJ Payne, of Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters. "Meeting Chris has been an awesome coincidence."

The Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project has reached more than 70,000 students in the past 20 years and is going into its fifth year as a 501(c) nonprofit.

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