Campos Coffee to open first store in US

Campos Coffee is opening its first permanent café outside Australia, in the home of the Sundance Film Festival: Park City in Utah. The store will open in mid-December, ahead of the world-famous independent film festival. After a successful residency in KEXP Studios, Seattle, Campos was inspired to take the next step and establish a presence in the US. “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.” The café will cater to the evolving coffee culture in America, while still maintaining an Australian perspective on coffee. 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 a backstreet in Sydney’s Newtown. The specialty roaster operates seven cafés in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and will have an eighth in Park City, along with a close network of partner cafés around Australia. Young was recently named vice-chairman of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence, a not-for-profit organisation that helps identify and promote champion coffee farmers around the world through its Cup of Excellence program in producing countries.

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