A Renaissance of Coffee
Find the Buzz to suit your ski day, from chilled to super charged.
Early-morning energy-booster. Mid-day warmer. Après-ski soother. Coffee is a fix, a conversation, an ever-present elixir in the American lifestyle. It’s also ever-versatile, today experiencing a renaissance as it finds a place among aficionados, being sipped and compared like Cabernets. In the ’90s, the old cuppa Joe was primped up to become the frappuccino. Today, lighter, small batch roasts are the trend, as well as single cup and “pour-over” brewing methods. Whatever your jive, here are a few spots to get your java.
This local roaster is owned by U.S. Olympian and mogul medalist, Shannon Barkhe Happe. The coffee lines are all ski-themed and sales of the “Athlete” line help support future Olympians. Silver Bean is served at Utah Olympic Park, Park City Mountain Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort and the SLC International Airport. silverbeancoffee.com.
Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse
A classic, cozy coffeehouse environment where you’ll want to linger for hours. Or, since they open at 7 a.m., grab a Red Velvet latte (to die for) and hop on the Town Lift to Park City Mountain Resort, only a block away. 738 Main St., PC, atticustea.com
For almost 40 years, this family-owned artisan roaster has been making certifiably delicious coffee, as in Triple Certified: Organic, Fair Trade and Smithsonian Shade Grown “Bird-Friendly.” In the heart of Logan, stop in on your way to Beaver Mountain and grab a bag or a cup. Sip in good conscience. 52 Federal Ave., Logan, caffeibis.com
This roaster purveys single-origin (sourced from specific farms), small-batch coffees by the bag or served at select restaurants with the pour-over method. The result is a smooth, rich cup of coffee. Buy online at charmingbeard.com or get it proper at Pago. 878 S. 900 East, SLC
Publik Coffee Roasters
Dutch for “community,” Publik is the newest artisan roaster on the scene. Its hip warehouse event space and café opened in downtown SLC, serving small-batch brews made with love. There’s also a Publik café in the Kimball Arts Center in Park City. 975 S. West Temple, SLC, publikcoffee.com
Millcreek Coffee Roasters
For more than 20 years, the Brewster family--good name for coffee folks, eh?--have been roasting beans in west downtown SLC and still do a great job, focusing on sustainablilty and freshness. Now Dana Brewster with partner Mark DelVecchio are roasting cacao, searching the globe for fine cacao beans and producing amazing chocolate in Utah. Find both the chocolate and the coffee and Deer Valley Grocery, near the base Snow Park area. http://millcreekcacao.com/
Salt Lake Roasting Company
In downtown SLC, this is the OG coffee shop where owner, John Bolton, has been searching the globe for fair trade beans since before it was cool. Wonderful selection of fresh-made pastries, tarts, cookies and lunch specialities. 320 E. 400 South, SLC, roasting.com
Drive Thru Joe
On Foothill Drive in SLC, at entrance to I-80 to Parley’s Canyon. Great coffee, fresh gingerbread, featured dog of the week.
6895 S. Highland Drive, SLC, in Dan’s parking lot. South of I-215, near exits to the Cottonwood Canyons. The Kramer is a must-try Mexican cocoa latte.
On Kearns Blvd. in Park City. Known for bold coffee, just like the miners it’s named after! Try the Lavender Latte.