Coffee & Espresso

#34: Three Pines Coffee - Salt Lake City’s Newest Coffee Shop

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A new coffee shop is coming to town, right in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, and they’re called Three Pines Coffee. Three Pines will be joining the ranks of a small handful of specialty coffee shops in the downtown area, where the coffee and espresso is expensive, but brewed with love from higher-quality beans and served-up by well-trained baristas who are passionate about providing a great coffee experience.

Three Pines Coffee opens in early January, next to the restaurant From Scratch, located on the south end of the Gallivan Center. It’s the passion project of Meg Frampton and Nick Price, who recently moved back to Utah after spending time in Los Angeles, before realizing that their home state of Utah would be the perfect place for their boutique coffee shop concept that would fulfill their newfound calling to run a coffee shop.
On today’s program we bring in Three Pines Coffee’s founders to talk about their inspiration for their coffee shop and what they feel they have to offer to Salt Lake City’s coffee scene. We also learn about Nick Price’s rich experience as a barista, starting humbly at Beans & Brews before working at one of LA’s most respected coffee shops, Handsome Coffee. Last year, he competed in the US Barista Championship, and on the program he shares stories from that competition and insight on what makes a great barista and how to brew the perfect cup of coffee.
Meg Frampton is a barista-in-training, but shares her love for design and her hopes for creating an atmosphere at Three Pines Coffee that attracts coffee enthusiasts and provides a great experience. Meg also tells us what we can expect when they open their doors in early January.
Tune in to learn about Salt Lake City’s newest coffee shop, Three Pines Coffee.
Three Pines Coffee
62 E Gallivan Ave, SLC
threepinescoffee.com
Instagram: @threepinescoffee
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#24: Dolcetti Gelato - Finding love through gelato

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Welcome to The Utah Foodie! On today's show, we sit down with Dolcetti Gelato, one of the cornerstones of the 9th and 9th neighborhood. Founded by Elizabeth and Mark England over ten years ago, this neighborhood staple specializes in home made, locally flavored Italian delicacies that will take your mouth on a scenic tour of the Italian countryside.

When Elizabeth and Mark began their endeavor into the food scene, Mark wanted an excuse to spend more time with Elizabeth. What better way to spend time with someone than through launching a gelato business together?

After evolving from Italian Ice, they began to explore the world of gelato. From gelato making classes to traveling through Italy to learn the local secrets, Mark and Elizabeth began a small gelato cart at Rico's Mexican Market. Selling wholesale to groups throughout the state, Dolcetti Gelato grew to the point where their own store front was a necessity.

With their beautiful and artsy location at 902 E 900 S, Elizabeth and Mark have crafted over 75 seasonal, artisan flavors of gelato that sample from local flavors such as peach, honey, and lavender, to exotic flavors such as their popular coconut sticky rice.

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#7: The Queens' Tea - Michael Ferguson & Seth Anderson talk tea, their lawsuit, and how they help LGBT teens

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Today we interview Michael Ferguson and Seth Anderson, the two behind The Queens' Tea -- a tea blending and sourcing company they started in Utah in late 2012 when they realized they wanted to share their passion for tea with a larger audience than just their family and friends. After scouring Asia for great tea farms and suppliers, they launched The Queens' Tea at the Sundance Film Festival, and if you've been to Publik, Zest Restaurant, 3 Cups Coffee, Delcetti Gelato, or La Barba you've probably seen their tea on display, as their brand is now a staple at quality coffee shops and restaurants in Utah.

But as Seth and Michael explain, The Queens' Tea is more than a tea company. Their nonprofit arm DigniTea, for example, helps raise money for homeless youth in Utah by sending a percent of their profits to the cause. An estimated 40% of these homeless teens identify as LGBT, which is an issue that hits close to home for Seth and Michael, who were the very first legally married gay couple in the state.

We also go into The Queens' Tea's recent lawsuit, where they were sued by a Seattle-based tea room for allegedly infringing on their name. After a lot of press and outcry from people all around both Utah and Washington, they were able to settle. We go into the details on the podcast.

 

The Queens' Tea

www.thequeenstea.com

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#5: 3 Cups Coffee - Derek Belnap & Amber Billingsley on what it takes to open a new coffee shop.

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Derek Belnap had been a barista at the Coffee Garden on 9th and 9th for almost a decade when he was approached about starting his own coffee shop. And just six short months later, he unveiled 3 Cups in Holladay with his pastry chef Amber Billingsley.

3 Cups represents everything great in a coffee shop: A beautiful atmosphere with lots of natural light. Great seating, like a long, wooden communal table, private booths, and an outdoor patio. Friendly and chipper baristas. And perhaps most importantly, great baked goods and outstanding coffee (largely coming from our friends and previous guests, Blue Copper Roasting Co).

In today's episode we chat with Derek and Amber about how they started 3 Cups, what went into their beautiful Scandinavian-inspired design, how they always hire such great baristas, how to talk a Starbucks-drinker into a pour-over, and why they put so much emphasis on their baked goods.

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#3: Blue Copper - A conversation about coffee with Patrick Andrews

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In this episode we talk with Patrick Andrews, the man behind Blue Copper Roasters — a coffee roasting company that supplies the coffee and espresso beans to many high-end "third wave” coffee houses in Utah. In 2014 Blue Copper merged with No Brow Coffee and launched their new and improved Coffee Room on 179 West 900 South that offers tasting classes and a full offering of espresso and coffee drinks and baked goods.

Patrick and I talk about how Blue Copper went from a side hobby to a full-time job where he was roasting five days a week for several hours on end and serving as a large coffee retailer, roaster, and wholesaler. We talk about the importance of country of origin in coffee beans, how he feels about Starbucks, and what goes into roasting and brewing a great cup of joe.
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