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Park City’s Cuppa Joe

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Park City Cuppa Joe

Park City, Utah

MHRE :: Park City’s Java Fix

If there’s one thing Parkites love as much as their fitness activities, it’s their caffeine fix. Luckily, there is no shortage of independent coffee shops and even some local roasting houses serving up the perfect steaming cup o’ Joe…Wasatch mountain style.

Atticus Bookstore and Cafe (atticustea.com) 738 Lower Main Street, Park City

What began as a business venture in 2010 to open a used bookstore and coffee shop inspired by the protagonist in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” turned into a labor of love for Randy and Ericah Winzeler, whose siblings and mom figure prominently in the store’s philosophies and practices. The store’s healthy breakfast and lunch options, and smoothies with bee’s pollen and chia seeds, was designed to fuel the active lifestyle that drives the Winzelers outside of “slinging coffee and tea.” Oh yes, and they have a full menu of 70 loose teas and coffee from Millcreek Coffee Roasters in Salt Lake City.

Hugo’s Coffee (hugo.coffee)

Summit County City Councilwoman turned busy entrepreneur Claudia McMullin has a lot to bark about. Her coffee shop named after her dog, Hugo, that shares a location with the Park City Visitors Center at Kimball Junction is a favorite among local Parkites. She just unveiled new retail packaging on the line of small-batch, locally roasted single-origin coffee beans that she launched earlier this spring. Hugo’s Coffee Bar opened doors on Rasmussen Road (Monday to Friday 7 am to 3 pm) serving not only coffee, smoothies, drinks, and sandwiches, but also conveniently packaged meals to-go by Salt Lake-based catering giant, Cuisine Unlimited. And on July 29, McMullin was inducted into the Community Foundation of Utah’s “Enlightened 50” — a group of 50 innovators recognized for the difference they make in the lives of Utahns. Congratulations Claudia!

Park City Bread and Bagel (bagels.adamfehr.com)

Back in 2008, local self-professed “ski bum” from Washington state, Adam Fehr, took over a young business with the hopes of providing quality bagels to the Park City community. He’s since grown it to a recognizable brand with storefronts in Pinebrook’s Quarry Village and a newer location in Kimball Junction. Soups, sandwiches and smoothies round out a full menu of coffee and tea-based beverages. Meanwhile Fehr’s personality shines through on his social media accounts, where he documents his four-season adrenaline activities as a fixture among the veritable ski and snowboard kings of the Wasatch Front. Way to go Adam!

Park City Coffee Roasters (pcroaster.com) 1680 West Ute Boulevard

Since 1997, this locally owned and operated roaster has perfected the “old world” technique of small-batch roasting 25-lb portions of organic and fair trade green beans that are then customized and blended into more than two dozen signature varieties. Hallmarks of this Newpark-based local joint are a variety of homemade baked goods, a huge beverage menu, and genuine, friendly service from baristas who learn customers’ names and orders. Way to roll out the welcome mat for your Parkite locals!

Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters (pinkelephantcoffee.com) 509 Main Street, Park CIty (above Prospect Park City)

Started by Heber-based, Ohio-natives Mitch and Kelley Baker in 2015, this local micro-batch coffee roaster started selling at The Market, at the Park Silly Sunday Market and online exclusively. The brand prides itself on serving a rotating, seasonal selection of single-origin, organic, fair trade coffee. The coffee is roasted on the lighter side “for coffees that are striking and unique with bright aromas and nuanced flavors. They offer coffee cupping sessions — akin to wine tastings for coffee — every second Saturday at Ritual Chocolate on Iron Horse (the coffee is exclusively served there). A storefront above Prospect Park City on Main Street serves not only espresso but kombucha, juice, pastries and more.

Silver King Coffee (silverkingcoffee.com) 1409 Kearns Boulevard, Park City

Park City’s only drive through joint in the Prospector neighborhood is a simple shack with two sliding order windows. Serving up a wide variety of beverages and munchies, including some gluten free baked goods and smoothies, this tiny operation hits a niche market of commuters hard. Drive through sure comes in handy in the middle of a snow storm when you don’t want to leave your car for that perfect cup o’ joe.  

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