"Meet the Merchant" was created to introduce the individuals behind the boutiques, restaurants and galleries in Historic Park City. This month we introduce you to Mitch and Kelley Baker with Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters. Originally from Holmes County, Ohio, Mitch and Kelley now live in Midway, Utah and have been here for three years. Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters has been on Main Street for about 4 months.
Tell us about yourself.
We’re a husband and wife team who love living in the mountains. We have a passion for
fueling our adventures with great coffee and taking the time to enjoy a well-crafted cup of
coffee. We started roasting coffee as a hobby 4 years ago and when we moved to Utah
that hobby morphed into a business. Mitch was getting his hair cut at Billy’s Barbershop
when Casey from Prospect asked him if he had any interest in opening a coffee shop
upstairs. We jumped on the opportunity to share the space with Land Juicery and open
Pink Elephant’s first coffee shop on Main Street. We live in Midway with our dog where
we love hiking, camping, biking, skiing (basically doing anything outside), and drinking
- Tell us more about your business.
As a small batch artisan roaster, Pink Elephant sources fresh, high-quality single origin
coffee from farms in the coffee growing world. We carefully choose our
green coffees from estates, small farms, responsible cooperatives, micro lots, or
from growers who are certified organic or Fair Trade. We tend to roast coffees on the
lighter side that are striking and unique with bright aromas and nuanced
flavors. Our coffee shop on Main Street highlights our roasts in artfully brewed
cups of coffee and espresso drinks.
Describe Historic Park City in 5 words.
Vibrant and beautiful mountain town.
- What is your favorite time of year in Park City? Why?
We love the fall in Park City: The pace slows down and the mix of colorful aspens
and the occasional dusting of snow makes for a magical place.
- What are your favorite businesses on Main Street?
Hard to choose just three!
Old Town Cellars
- What is your favorite time/holiday on Main Street?
Winter! Main Street is bustling, the mountains are covered in snow, and it’s ski
- Something we would be surprised to know about Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters?
We named our business after a Jack London reference. The great author writes
about seeing pink elephants when one has over-imbibed. Referred to as delirium
tremens (latin for the "trembling madness"), we feel this way when we've had too
much coffee ... or too little.
- What do you do on your day off?
In the summer, hiking, boating, biking, camping, and drinking coffee. In the
winter, skiing or snowshoeing … and drinking coffee.