Fully Caffeinated Hands-on Learning

Fritz Knoebel students run the Beans coffee shop outlet located in the Joy Burns Center

Come by for all of your favorite Beans food and beverages, including coffee and tea drinks, breakfast burritos, bagels, and a special menu curated by our executive chef, Tim Downs.

Our mission is to provide a place for connections, laughter and discovery.

Visit Us This Fall

Joy Burns Center

Beans is closed for the summer. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Hours are subject to change. Please call us at 303-871-2126 to confirm.

Payment Options: Cash, credit or flex

We had this fabulous facility, a real learning laboratory, but the space that is now Beans was completely underutilized. I knew we could use the space more productively and leverage it to educate students.

David Corsun, PhD

Director, Knoebel School of Hospitality Management

About our Facility

The small student-run coffee shop in the Joy Burns Center has been serving students, faculty and staff since October 2008. David Corsun, director of Fritz, envisioned Beans when he took the helm of the school in 2007.

Corsun taught a food and beverage entrepreneurship class in spring 2008. Under Corsun’s tutelage, the nine students in the class drafted the business plan for the full-service student-run coffee shop. The University invested $20,000 in new fixtures and furniture for the shop and opened in fall with a full staff of students. Now students are responsible for marketing Beans, managing the other hourly employees, and monitoring and presenting the weekly profit-and-loss statement.

In addition to serving students from across campus, faculty and staff from a variety of offices, Beans creates a culture of involvement in the school.

Nine years after the initial opening, Beans opened a second location in the Korbel School of International Studies.

What does Beans have?

We proudly serve Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea products. (Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea is co-owned by Knoebel alumnus Craig Arseneau.)

We carry a variety of items for breakfast, lunch and snack. The lunch menu is hand crafted and breakfast is locally influenced, featuring burritos from Longmont and pastries.

Beans After Dark

Fine wines by the glass and refreshing Colorado beers.

Please check back in early 2023 for our hours.