Campos Coffee is opening its first permanent caf outside Australia in Park City, Utah. The store will open in mid-December, ahead of the Sundance independent film festival. The move comes after a residency in KEXP Studios, Seattle.
Campos chose to open in Park City because it best reflects the core values of the brand; a commitment to quality service, community engagement, ethical business and innovative product offerings.
“We’ve considered the US market for more than ten years, but never found the right fit for us,” said Will Young, founder and president of Campos Coffee. “As soon as we visited Park City, we knew it would be a perfect extension of the Campos Coffee brand.
“Walking around, you can see the whole town has an active, inclusive and diverse community that cares about the environment. Add to this a significant dedication to the arts, such as the Sundance Film Festival, and the decision was made.
“There has always been enormous interest in Campos Coffee from the US, and we think that the time is right to enter the market, in our own Campos way.”
The caf will cater to the evolving coffee culture in America, while maintaining an Australian perspective. Espresso drinks such as flat whites, cappuccinos, babycinos, and affogatos will all be served, as well as an exclusive filter coffee blend developed to suit the market.
The Park City store is a first for Campos, which was founded in 1999 in Newtown, Sydney. The specialty roaster now operates seven cafs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.