United States of America Salt Lake Roasting Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Cappuccino
Salt Lake Roasting Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Cappuccino Salt Lake Roasting Company is something of an institution in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the US. As one of the only coffee shops that roasts its beans on the premises, it dominates the market for the freshest coffee. The owner also offers classes, in conjunction with the University of Utah, on roasting coffee, and the myriad complexities of brewing a great cup of coffee.

The interior of the roasting company is certainly not my favourite in terms of décor and comfortable places to sit, but it is spacious. Few tables are available on the main floor, but there is an upstairs section, with an ostensibly odd world map that serves as the décor. The views from the second floor overlook downtown Salt Lake City, and the small, but walled-in, patio offers a few places to sit, comfortably away from the traffic of 400 South.

Salt Lake Roasting Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Cappuccino


The baristas are friendly and knowledgeable about the coffee roasting process, and for the most part take their jobs seriously. My cappuccino was served with two sugars but they seemed to have forgotten the spoon. I also ordered a fruit tart, which was rather disappointing. Though it was tasty, it was not a tart in the classical sense. It was an almond cake with a crust, masquerading as a tart with raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and kiwi fruit arranged in an ornate design and covered in an apricot glaze. The slice was incredibly large, but the dessert was nothing but ordinary in taste, and not recommended.


United States of America brainwavez.org Opinion
Size: About 12oz [355ml]. [8/10]
Foam: The foam was around 1 inch [2.54cm] tall, slightly sweet, and spooned in, but cold. [6/10]
Heat: The coffee needs to be hotter. I would rate the temperature of the foam at 1/10, only because it wasn't frozen. [6/10]
Coffee: Mild flavour, neither bitter or sour, fresh tasting, and with no granules or gunge at the bottom of the cup. [9/10]
Price: $2.80* - very cheap! [?]. [10/10]
Overall: The foam needs some work, but it's the best cappuccino I've had in a while. [7/10]
When: 12 July 2008


Contact Details
Where: 320 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111, USA
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 06:45 to 00:00; Closed Sunday
Phone: +1 800 748 4887 and +1 801 363 7572


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* Price is correct for date of testing
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