Australian Coffee Company Opens Second Flagship Store in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City– Campos Coffee, a specialty coffee roaster who supplies more than 700 cafes in Australia, expands their U.S. market with a second flagship store in Salt Lake City. Campos Coffee currently has a location in Park City. Campos Coffee’s new location (and ninth flagship store worldwide) at 228 S. Edison Street will be the hub of its roasting operation, set to occupy 4,500 square feet of space and add more than 20 jobs. The new location will also feature an open plan kitchen, serving a full breakfast and lunch menu, incorporating unique Aussie flavors.
Campos Coffee USA Operations Manager Ian Pope says Salt Lake City was a clear choice for their expansion. “The diverse neighborhood of Downtown SLC is the perfect place for Campos to settle down and build our first US roastery,” says Pope. “SLC has an impressive array of farm-to-table restaurants and global eateries. With a growing coffee culture and focus on quality produce, it’s no wonder people are moving to this vibrant city–us included.”
Campos Coffee’s philosophy incorporates a win-win economy – a win for the farmer, café owner, coffee drinker and the planet. The company’s focus on specialty coffee will be shared with customers at their new Salt Lake City location. With an open, transparent floor plan, customers can see the entire process, from roasting to the daily coffee cupping practice and get a better understanding of the coffee they are consuming.
“It’s always great when Salt Lake City recruits a new business, but we’re even more excited for a company like Campos Coffee and their global stewardship and work for social good,” says Lara Fritts, Salt Lake City Economic Development (SLC DED) director. “Campos Coffee not only aligns with the vision of Salt Lake City and building a City for everyone, but also continues to put the Capital City on the international stage”
Business Recruitment and Retention Manager Peter Makowski was one of the first people from SLC DED to meet with Campos Coffee executives as they began their expansion process. SLC DED guided them through every step of their process and connected them with the necessary City staff to help them get the job done.
About Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development: Formed in 2016, under the leadership of Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development is focused on building Salt Lake City as a vibrant, beautiful, prosperous, diverse, and authentic place – a place that is economically accessible to everyone. Known as the “Crossroads of the West,” Salt Lake City is strategically located for businesses to succeed. SLCDED works to streamline processes, provide excellent customer service, and offer an array of resources and services to recruit and retain businesses in the City, and ensure they have the tools to thrive.