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.
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
Website link: https://www.theutahfoodie.com/podcast/75/labarba
La Barba's website: https://www.labarbacoffee.com/