Cooking With: Yampy’s, Steamboat’s new craft cocktail bar, coffee shop and crêperie | SteamboatToday.com

Cooking With: Yampy’s, Steamboat’s new craft cocktail bar, coffee shop and crêperie

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Craving a traditional Spanish Spanish cortado? What about a Vietnamese cà phê đá?

At Yampy’s, Steamboat Springs’ newest craft cocktail bar, coffee shop and crêperie,  you can have all that and more.

"We've pulled coffees from all over the globe and are offering them in one spot," said Michaela Kosmis, who, with her husband, Janner Kosmis, owns and operates Yampy’s. "Because we both lived and visited so many countries all over world, we wanted this to be a place where, no matter where you're from or where you've been, you can find that certain flavor you've been searching for."

Walk into Yampa Street's newest venue next door to Mountain Tap at 910 Yampa St, and Western meets modern-chic. A chandelier and 8-by-8-foot painting by Eric Otte will greet your arrival as you take a seat at the bar across from the antique mirrors, outlined by a repurposed Wyoming snow fence.

What started as an idea for the couple — who have traveled the world collecting worldly labels of alcohol, mixers and ideas — turned into a reality Wednesday, when they officially opened Yampy's doors. The business is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Not only a crêperie or breakfast spot, Yampy’s a place one can grab a quick bite to eat or a morning coffee, or sit and stay for awhile, sipping a drink such as the horchata or gorchata latte, drunken affogato or birthday cake martini.

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"We wanted to provide a place where people could visit and feel good, be happy and just feed off of our positive energy, because we are generally happy people," Kosmis said. "We love to entertain, and we have found a niche doing that by making these unique coffee drinks and delicious crepes."

For each of their coffee drinks, they use the same base espresso – made with 2016 Roasters of the Year: Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea and Propeller Coffee Co. beans – but prepare it the authentic way, based on the region it's from.

"This has been such a longtime dream, and it's come together in a way that's more than what we anticipated," Kosmis said. "I love being able to create these fun drinks and serve people something that makes them feel good and puts a smile on their face or see their eyes light up with surprise.”

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

Drinks to try:

Horchata latte – Mexico

Mexican sweetened steamed milk, espresso

Birthday cake

Vanilla and cake vodka, cream, frosting, sprinkles

Drunken affogato

Ice cream, espresso, ameretto, frangelico, kahlua

Horchata

Rum chata, vanilla vodka, cream, caramel

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