Our story started in the early months of 2016 on a family vacation to Costa Rica. Nestled away in the hills of Santa Teresa, the smells and tastes from a local coffee roaster’s humble store enchanted Darren and Tonya Blackford, the owners and founders of Wasatch Roasting Company. Upon returning home (with as much coffee as could fit in their suitcases, of course) the Blackfords set out to replicate the magic they had experienced in Costa Rica. After months of reading, learning, and practice, Wasatch Roasting Company was born.
Since the early days of the Blackford’s garage, we’ve now expanded into a beautiful shop in downtown Ogden, UT. Here, we proudly roast and brew our coffee for everyone to enjoy. Feel free to take a step into the back of our shop and talk to our roaster, or simply sit and enjoy the heavenly scent of freshly roasted coffee. You can find us on Grant Ave, just off of Historic 25th Avenue and next door to our neighbors at the Copper Nickel.
As a point of principle, we also strive to be as involved as possible in our local community. Everything you find in our store was crafted by local artists and artisans. We feature a new artist each month on our walls as a part of the Ogden Art Stroll, and have opened an Aerosol Art Gallery on our outdoor patio area. We also participate in the Ogden Farmers Market, the Twilight Concert Series, and numerous other community events on a regular basis. “Buy Local” is more than a slogan to us. It’s a way of life!
If you love coffee, art, or simply want a refreshing experience to brighten up your day, we would love to have you stop by for a cup and some conversation. See you soon!