Teenagers, adults and the elderly alike enjoy drinking coffee and visiting coffee shops. Whether someone is there specifically for coffee, to meet a friend, to go on a first date or do homework, coffee shops have always been a popular location to hang out.
Ogden houses many coffee shops ranging from Starbucks to Dunkin Donuts and everything in between. There are also smaller chain coffee shops like Beans and Brews, Grounds for Coffee, Daily Rise and Kaffe Mercantile.
Although these chain coffee shops are great places to go, as well as well known by most people, there are coffee shops one can only find in Ogden.
Located at 3525 Grant Ave, Hub City Coffee isn’t an everyday coffee shop, according to Holly Hill, co-owner and manager.
“Our shop is unique because 17% of every cup goes to support community development in Ethiopia,” Hill said. “Also, 100% of the tips we get on Sundays are donated to local non-profit organizations. Aside from coffee, community is our main focus.”
Coffee is not the only reason why people head to Hub City Coffee.
“I love their various drinks, especially their Chai Latte,” Weber State student Brinley Grandstaff said. “I also love the relaxing vibe their cafe gives off and the fact that they give back to the community.”
Just down the street, you can find Wasatch Roasting Company at 2436 Grant Ave. Jake Love, the manager at Wasatch Roasting Co., said many of their brews just as local as they are wordly.
“We roast all of our coffee in house, and we get it from all around the world,” said Jake Love, the manager at Wasatch Roasting Co. “We have 17 origins including Indonesia, Africa, and places in South America.”
Wasatch Roasting Co. also has art for sale hanging around their shop. Love said their shop acts as a gallery, and all profits go straight to the artists.
Each coffee shop in Ogden is unique, be it is a chain or single cafe. Whether you are there to drink coffee or meet someone, coffee and coffee shops always seem to bring people together.