Blue Copper #43

179 W 900 S Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: 385-222-7046
IG @bluecoppercoffee

Date Visited: October 26, 2019

Me out front of Blue Copper

How can you pass up a spot that everyone’s talking about? Folks I had previously met raved about this place. I had to find out what all the hype was about. As I pulled up, I was met with a massive sign painted on the side of the shop that read, “FRESH COFFEE. Hot or Cold.” I knew I was in the right spot – you couldn’t miss it.

I walked around to the patio and saw a “Blue Copper” neon sign and below was a sign that pointed me to the “Coffee Room.” Inside I was greeted with a cheerful ”hello!” from Jason and Madison, the friendly baristas behind the counter. I told Jason why I stopped in, to which he asked what he could start brewing for me while I asked him questions. “What’s your most popular drink?” I said. He replied, “Cortado is one of them.” I joyfully responded, “Perfect, that sounds great.” It was: he crafted one of the most gorgeous cortados I’ve ever seen.

Cortado at Blue Copper

I bounced questions off of Jason and Madison and they did a great job answering everything. Blue Copper was one of the first Third Wave coffee shops in Salt Lake City. If you aren’t sure what that means, ThirdWave is a coffee movement of consumers and producers that take their coffee very seriously. They are highly focused on the coffee beans, production, and taste-quality of their coffee. Before Blue Copper, this shop used to be called No Brow, run by a guy named Joe Evans. It changed to Blue Copper about four years ago and is now run by a guy named Patrick. He is both the owner and roaster here.

Inside of Blue Copper

Fun fact about Blue Copper is that they have a new roast monthly. Different single origins all of the time.Hungry while picking up your coffee and beans? You can grab a locally made pastry to go with it. Other popular drinks were the flat white, americano, and hot chocolate. I could count on this statistic becauseJason had been in the coffee business for over eight years, he knew his stuff!

Merch at Blue Copper

I was happy to discover some unique touches in this shop. First, they used the 2019 winning Lino coffee mugs by NotNeutral. These mugs were designed in collaboration with award-winning baristas to create the perfect cups for specialty coffee. This was my first encounter with the mug and I’ll be honest, I enjoyed the shape and feel a lot. Second, they had tons of cool merch. If I had more room in the van I would’ve bought a few shirts and a hat. Third, happy to hear that they offered free WIFI. Lastly, as I walked around I couldn’t help but spot a freaking grand piano! Gutted and hung on the wall vertically. I love art and I really appreciated the quirky qualities of this piece. Led to so many questions in my head: Who played it? Why is it here? How old is it?

Piano at Blue Copper

Which led me to meet the man at the bottom of this picture. He had a van too and planned to travel soon.We talked about van life, coffee, and adventure for a good half hour. I really enjoy interactions like this when checking out a coffee shop. You may walk in alone, but almost always walk out having met a new friend or two. I’m sure you will also have a wonderful experience here, please add Blue Copper to your coffee shop bucket list!

Baristas at Blue Copper

The bathroom had a lock on it: they must get a lot of crazy visitors. No worries though, I got the code and snapped a picture for you. Super clean bathroom with a really nice tile on the walls and toilet paper fully stocked. I would rank this bathroom a perfect 10/10, great job.

Bathroom at Blue CopperCoffee for sale at Blue CopperCoffee Menu at Blue CopperMe at Blue CopperOutside of Blue CopperMy van parked at Blue CopperCoffee for sale at Blue CopperMy coffee at Blue CopperPastries at Blue Copper

Back to blog