The community farmers market has been around for thousands of years, being a primary source to sell wares and gather regional food in either trade or commerce. This year, Rimini Coffee is also seeking the age-old, community gathering spot to talk with customers and clients about coffee and hopefully move a few .5# ($7) or -1# ($12) bags of fresh-roasted, small-batch coffee.
Every Sunday at Wheeler Farm, Rimini will be selling four blends of coffee including a decaf at the Wasatch Front Farmers Market between 9am – 2pm with the exception of July 4 weekend.
Come down to stroll through the local produce stalls, shop for local baked goodies and hand-crafted jewelry and stock up on your coffee needs before Monday morning.
We love our jobs because we love coffee. Here at Rimini Coffee we have been locally roasting green coffee beans for over twenty years. Having started in 1992, although we have new ownership since 2000 we still want to roast the best possible coffee in Utah. The local standards are set pretty high already, but when City Weekly contacted us about making their Best of Utah list for ‘locally roasted beans’ we couldn’t have been more excited. There is great roasting happening across the entire state from Logan to Park City, Moab to Zions. Hopefully there will be more support for local roasting in the future, but the product has to stay consistently top quality for locals to drop their national habits. We are Rimini are continually striving to do just that.
Stop by our downtown roaster Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm and see what we are roasting or buy some ‘fresh roasted coffee’ to take home.
Best Coffee Beans
Drinking coffee has always been a counterculture activity in Utah in a way that no other state can match. Rimini has been around since 1992, so they’ve been at this a long time. What makes it such a valuable presence is the attention the staff pays to roasting coffee beans in a small-batch drum roaster. The quality and texture of its coffees, drawing on the traditions of Italian coffee culture, are second to none. And, given the company’s passion for all things Italian, it’s perhaps not surprising that one of Rimini’s best coffees is Milano. Ciao bella! 532 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City, 801-539-1210, RiminiCoffee.com
Collectively we all make up our communites and cities that we live in. From the local shops, chain stores and individual family houses we all play a part in the direction (for better or worse) our living space is shaped. cityhomeCOLLECTIVE is a community oriented business that sheds light on individual artists and musicians, local businesses and residential spaces that make up the great Wasatch Front. We had the pleasure of having Amy Tibbals, Editor of the COLLECTIVE over for a cup of coffee to discuss the history of Rimini Coffee and the future of coffee in Utah. “Even if the name isn’t readily recognizable, you’ve had a cup of Rimini coffee. Really. If you’re a local who’s been to any number of fantastic local joints for any number of meals, drinks, or snacks, then you’ve tasted the good stuff. And we’re confident you liked it.”
For the past six years the Crossroads Urban Center was a place to buy and shop for locally produced goods and produce. Last year unfortunately the Crossroads Center had to close its doors, but a local entrepreneur stepped in and re-opened the doors as The Community Co-Op with strong ties to locally produced wares of every variety. Choose from a variety of meats (including Utah raised grass fed beef), bread, cheese, eggs, milk, honey, olive oil, apple cider, hummus, gluten-free baked items, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, milk and now locally roasted Rimini Coffee.
The Co-Op donates 5 percent back to the Crossroads Urban Center or the church pickup sites. Shopping at co-ops can also save customers 20-50 percent on produce compared to shopping at major retail stores. Shopping locally also saves local jobs and creates a diverse market place and helps the entire eco-system cycle. http://www.localfirst.org/component/k2/item/146
The Community Co-Op now boasts 68 drop off locations from Ogden to Payson and Park City to Heber City at the end of each week placing orders on-line, telephone or in person. The Market located at 1726 so. 700 w. is open three days a week Monday and Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 – Noon.
Every year we unpack the ribbon and cellophane to create unique and cost effective baskets to give out to friends, family and co-workers for all the holiday parties and salutations. We drink our fair-share of coffee over here at the roaster, but it is truly a great gift to cozy up with a warm beverage in the cold mornings on the way to the mountains or getting home from a long day at the office. Our gift baskets contain (2) 1/2# bags of our most popular blends; Baldoria and Milano, with the new holiday label designed by one of our favorite artists, Dikayl. Also contained are chocolate covered espresso beans and (6) Ghirardelli chocolates. For the price of only $20.00 you can afford to give quality gifts and still keep on for yourself. Our fresh roasted 1# coffee is always available for $12.00 every day during business hours.
Rimini Coffee is participating in Shift Your Spending Week campaign hosted by Buy Local First Utah.
Shift Your Spending Week – During Shift Your Spending Week, November 23rd – December 1st, keep your eyes peeled in local businesses throughout the state for the special Local First Utah gift tags, and other promotional items.
This year, we’re encouraging locally minded shoppers to take the Shift Your Spending Pledge, and commit to shifting 10% of your holiday shopping to local businesses.
If you’re already a resolute local shopper, then we encourage you to shift an additional 10% of your spending on top of what you already spend locally!
Coffee has been a medical whipping boy for so long that it may come as a surprise that recent research suggests that drinking moderate amounts of coffee (two to four cups per day) provides a wide range of health benefits. Most of these benefits have been identified through statistical studies that track a large group of subjects over the course of years and match incidence of various diseases with individual habits, like drinking coffee, meanwhile controlling for other variables that may influence that relationship. According to a spate of such recent studies moderate coffee drinking may lower the risk of colon cancer by about 25%, gallstones by 45%, cirrhosis of the liver by 80%, and Parkinson’s disease by 50% to as much as 80%.
Of course, most of these studies do not take into account how the coffee is brewed, how fresh the beans, and so on. Perhaps as these studies are refined we may discover, for example, that drinking coffee that has been freshly roasted and brewed is more beneficial than downing coffee that is terminally stale or badly brewed. Certainly there is considerably more going on chemically in fresh coffee than in stale. And we may learn how much beneficial effects of coffee drinking are provoked by caffeine and how much by other, less understood, chemical components of coffee. But one thing is certain, if I were a nurse taking part in the study noted earlier, and if I were drinking cheap office service coffee, I would be much, much more prone to suicide than if I were drinking, say, a freshly roasted and brewed Ethiopia Yirgacheffe.
“The study concluded that shifting just 10 percent of purchases from national chains to local retailers and restaurants would keep $487 million in the Utah economy — money that now leaves the state to be spent elsewhere.” This goes for buying packaged coffee from across the country or locally roasted beans you can pick up from the roaster at Rimini Coffee. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/54702970-79/local-lake-salt-national.html.csp
For everyone that loves coffee they know it can also be an expensive habit. From drive thru windows, $5 mochas and even $2 drip coffee every day can add up to thousands of dollars a year. I used to be one of those drive thru shoppers 3 – 5 days a week, every week. I finally broke down and purchased 1 lb. bags pre-ground four years ago and never looked back. I now have a choice each morning for drip, French Press or stovetop espresso. I also have a peculator for camping.
So now that my options have been opened up and I’m saving wheelbarrows of money, buying coffee can now be the expensive part. When purchasing coffee the most cost effective way would be the grocery store house blend or your generic Folgers coffee. It’s extremely cheap and most likely you are already buying it at your local dinner for breakfast. It does the job, but not very well. The next option if buying your favorite drive-through brand. Almost all the companies I saw in the grocery store range from $10 – $14 for a 12 oz. bag of beans. You can than grind it to your specifications on the spot or take it home to be home ground. This would seem like a good option until you realize these bags are under a pound! Rimini Coffee is selling their product in 16 oz.; 1lb. bags for $12 a pound. That’s 4 oz. more for around the same price. Buying local does make sense.
Although prices for coffee have gone up in recent years because of demand, strife and floods, we are hoping to keep our prices to match our competitors while offering a local and fresh alternative to store bought brands.
Ever think about beans tasting different during the seasons? According to Nicaragua Coffee Living, “Coffee starts getting picked about now running thru most of January. The difference is when it is ready is mostly due to altitude. Remember the old Folgers commercial for “mountain grown coffee”? Well, that’s the secret–mountain grown is better. But, what does that mean? While coffee growns at less than 1000 meters, that which is grown at higher altitudes is the better stuff. How high? 1200 meters and more is typical. That pretty much means it has to come from Estelí, Matagalpa and Jinotega.” So we just got some coffee in and have been slow roasting each batch to offer the complexities and nuances to emerge from our city roasts. Need some espresso, decaf or organic? We have you covered there as well.