#75: La Barba Coffee – Good Coffee For Everyone

Photo courtesy of La Barba Coffee

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About the Episode

La Barba got their start selling small batch coffee in farmers markets and searching for local businesses interested in carrying fair trade, direct trade, and rainforest alliance certified coffee.

They were passionate about their roasting technique and had a simple mission that drove what they did: bring good coffee to everyone in Utah. 

Today, just a few months after La Barba Coffee's five-year anniversary, their mission continues. But now in 2018, it spans across 20 employees in three locations, including a coffee roasting production facility in South Salt Lake. Their fourth location is planned to open in mid-2018 at The Gateway. 

On this episode of The Utah Foodie podcast we sit down at their coffee roasting facility with Joe Evans and Levi Rogers to hear their story. We learn about their coffee roasting approach, their future plans, and even get a couple of home brewing tips to try at home. 

Roasting is a true blend between science and art. The true skill of the roaster is to know the science, but also feel through when first crack starts... [and] how far you want to stretch the development time; there’s all these things you’re looking at.

At the end of the day it’s a person pulling the gears alongside the roaster.
— Levi Rogers, Co-Founder & Head Roaster


La Barba Downtown SLC

327 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

La Barba Draper

13811 Sprague Ln, Draper, UT 84020

La Barba Gateway

Coming soon.

Photo courtesy of La Barba Coffee