Our Story

Uinta coffee was started in 1994 as a mobile push cart at Sundance Film Festival.   It came to life to supply espresso drinks to the film industry for 10 days every January as the world came to the mountain town of Park City.  For the first four years Uinta Coffee would come out of hybernation for the film festivalevery Winter with multiple locations ‘popping’ up in Park City to fill the hot creative desires of the film industry culture as it descended upon town.

In Fall of 1998 Uinta Coffee took on the form of a brick and mortar location in the small rural Utah town of Kamas, ‘Gateway to the Uintas’, the business’s namesake and reportedly, only mountain range in North America to run East-West….a little different, just as the business.

Beginning in 1999 Uinta Coffee hit the road in a new mobile enclosed trailer vending all around the Western US in such venues at Laguna Secca Raceway in Monterey, The Presidio, in San Francisco, and Napa Valley among other locations scattered throughout Utah and Nevada.  whilste always making it home in time to return to it’s roots, planted on the backside of the Wasatch Mountains in Park City for Sundance Film Festival.

In 2001 the sleepy rural town of Kamas was deemed just that, too sleepy.  And the brick and mortar closed it’s doors to continue to focus on mobile.

In 2003 Uinta Coffee built a ‘food truck’ as it had out grown the small trailer.  Enabling the business to better serve it’s growing client base at local Salt Lake City farmers markets,  where it has been a staple/fixture at that Saturday venue now for some 19 seasons!

Winter of 2014/15 Uinta Coffee had the opportunity to become a partner in Finca Catalina.  A ‘Beyond Fair Trade’ coffee plantation in the highlands of Nicaragua where we grow Arabica bean and provide employment to upwards of  locals seasonally.  Since then Uinta Coffee has used this single estate source to provide all of the bean it serves, in the cup, to customers, where ever the truck and trailer stop and set up shop.

In Spring of 2015 the original SLC food truck/coffee van, Uinta Coffee, was due for some much needed upgrades and improvements.  Using the first van’s 10 years of service as R&D in mobile coffee, Uinta Coffee built a new van that is the result of 17 years of mobile vending. 

Look for our new van primarily at Farmers Markets in the Wasatch, Summit, Salt Lake counties.  We sell at also a few local business in Park City, Utah ( Look for us at Copper Moose Farm Stand)

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