If you've frequented the valley's coffee scene, you may have heard the buzz that there's a new place to get your daily caffeine fix opening in Vail Village. Two Arrows Coffee Co. plans to take over the space occupied by Root & Flower during the morning (7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily) before the Vail Village wine bar opens for business each day. The face behind Vail Village's newest coffee nook might look familiar, too—Two Arrows owner and founder Lindsea Stowe's (formerly of Vail Village's Yeti's Grind) vision is to bring together community, both through local ingredients and Colorado roasted coffee, and within the upscale bar area where her new venture will be based. Just don't count on ordering a caramel macchiato (a cringe-worthy order to most coffee connoisseurs), as Stowe's new espresso hub is all about high quality beans done right. "We're definitely a purist's shop!" she laughs. "We'll have some things to accommodate people who are looking for something that's more specialty, but I really want craft coffee at the forefront."
From inside the sun-drenched dining space, patrons can expect pulls of espresso from Eagle's Color Coffee Roasters and Commonwealth Coffee from Denver, along with a selection of organic teas, ceremonial grade matcha, and seasonal, specialty lattes using syrups made in house. Stowe's mission to serve locally-sourced ingredients extends to the food menu, too, where smoothies and avocado toast from Avon's Green Elephant Juicery, quiches made with ingredients from Colorado Meat Company, and baked goodies from Hovey & Harrison (like their valley-renowned monkey bread) should help take the edge off any post-caffeine jitters.
"I want it almost to feel like a local co-op," says Stowe of her mission to serve valley-made fare. "I know a lot about coffee, but I don't know a lot about food—I know what I like and that I like to eat healthy, so I want the shop to be something where I serve what I do well, and other local businesses serve what they do well. And that's also the perfect equation for letting the community come together."
And creating a buzz-worthy new space to start their mornings, too.
Two Arrows Coffee Co.
225 Wall Street #103A, Vail Village; twoarrowscoffee.com