Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters
Mitch and Kelley Baker, owners of Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters in Park City, began roasting coffee as a hobby. They started small, only roasting a couple of grams at a time. After much trial and error, research, and many cuppings, they finally were able to achieve the product they offer today. Mitch is the main roaster, and he roasts several times a week to keep up with demand.
Pink Elephant focuses on sourcing fresh, high-quality, single-origin coffee from around the world. Their favorites come from high altitude farms in east Africa; mostly Ethiopia and Tanzania.
“We tend to roast on the lighter side for coffees that are striking and unique with bright aromas and nuanced flavors,” says Mitch. “We’re known for our pour-over, single-origin coffees and really great espresso at our shop in Park City, where you can also get Land Juicery’s cold-pressed juice made in-house daily.” – Reported by Aimee L. Cook
509 Main St., Park City, Utah
Daily Rise Coffee
Jeff and Beth Furton moved from Michigan in 2004 to open a coffee shop, Daily Rise, on Washington Boulevard in Ogden, because they fell in love with Utah’s mountains. Their love for engaging with people and their passion for coffee led to their career choice. Jeff sums up their business model: “We sell natural, organic, great coffee while promoting positive energy that we put into each and every cup.”
Daily Rise opened a second location in 2008, on Antelope Drive in Layton, with their roasting facility behind the retail store. They also have branched out into wholesale, and sell their beans and cold brew bottles across the Wasatch Front. With Jeff and his wife involved in the day-to-day operations, and his mother-in-law as a barista, he considers Daily Rise a family business. He says, “everyone who works here feels like family.” – Reported by Connie Lewis
2865 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah and 1985 W. Antelope Dr., Layton, Utah
3 Cups is a community coffee shop that, “keeps things simple by focusing on coffee as a focal point for the flavor”, says owner Derek Belnap. Almost everything created there, from the coffee to the pastries is all done in house, it’s all about quality and providing the best in local flavor. “Its high quality coffee so you get a lot of unique flavors out of it that you can’t get out of standard coffee” says Belnap. 3 Cups sources their coffee from Blue Copper and La Barba which both fit the high-end niche 3 Cups is going for. Pleasantly located in the Holladay shopping center it’s the perfect place to spend the morning or afternoon.
3 Cups is a community coffee shop that, “keeps things simple by focusing on coffee as a focal point for the flavor”, says owner Derek Belnap. Almost everything created there, from the coffee to the gelato is all done in house; it’s all about quality and providing the best in local flavor. They even make their syrups in house to keep things unique as well as a special Nitro Brew for those that really want something special. With so much talent in Salt Lake for roasting beans 3 Cups decided to skip the roasting process and support some local shops. Their coffee comes in fresh from Blue Copper and La Barba which both fit the high-end niche 3 Cups is going for. “Its high quality coffee so you get a lot of unique flavors out of it that you can’t get out of standard coffee” says Belnap. The quality doesn’t end at the coffee though, they put a lot of effort into their service and making sure everyone has an awesome experience. Pleasantly located in the Holladay shopping center it’s the perfect place to spend the morning or afternoon. – Reported by Hayley Bachman
4670 Holladay Village Plaza, Salt Lake City, Utah
Millcreek Coffee Roasters
Millcreek Coffee Roasters takes freshness to another level. Owner Steve Brewster decided 25 years ago, when he and then co-owner Dana Brewster opened, they would find a way to ensure their locally owned coffee shop would stand up against any large corporate coffee houses.
Dana learned how to roast coffee beans to perfection, and they have continued their commitment to roasting daily ever since.
The coffee served at Millcreek Coffee Roasters is date-stamped, and any coffee not used throughout the week is sold at a discount on the weekend to make room for the fresh roasted beans happening each day. – Reported by Aimee L. Cook
657 Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah