About Us

Yeti’s Grind is a city-style, coffeehouse that loves to pour a perfect latte!

Yeti's Grind is a Vail Valley local coffee shop with two locations, one in Eagle, CO and another in Vail, CO. Craft coffee, amazing tea selection, pastries, burritos, sandwiches, salads and of course small town comfort in a cup! 

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Yeti’s Grind is a city-style, coffeehouse that loves to pour a perfect latte!

Husband and wife entrepreneurs, Nate and Tara Picklo, opened Yeti’s Grind in January 2007.  Nate used his construction background to design and build-out the location while Tara was teaching elementary school. The couple created Yeti’s to be a place they would want to hang-out at with a cozy yet modern atmosphere, coffee-focused menu, and friendly staff. They opened with the goal of creating a community gathering place in Eagle with not good, but GREAT coffee!

Over the last few years, Nate and Tara have become passionate about coffee and love how coffee brings the community together. Since cycling is an important part of their lives, they started a bike team for the Vail mountain bike series. Team Yeti has been growing since the first year Yeti’s was open with an awesome group of people and sponsors making up one fun team!

Four years after starting Yeti’s Grind, Nate and Tara opened a second location at the Solaris in Vail Village in 2011. They are excited to bring coffee, community, and cycling to Vail, now book-ending the Vail Valley with their two shops.

 

This is Nate Picklo, also known as, THE YETI, a nickname given to him by college friends after a month long trip to Alaska.

This is Nate Picklo, also known as, THE YETI, a nickname given to him by college friends after a month long trip to Alaska.

Story of the Yeti

The Yeti trekked across glaciers in Alaska as part of a NOLS course.  He slept in digloos and snow caves, navigated crevasses, received food drops by crazy bush pilots, and did all those wilderness things that Yeti’s do in their spare time.

As it turns out, everyone loves a furry Yeti especially in a small mountain town like Eagle, CO.  It just made sense to name the coffee shop after the guy who built it!

Cheers!