At Jessica Rovin's and Kristi Bendick's mobile coffee shop, The Cart, every cup of coffee is carefully created to be as smooth and flavorful as possible.

The Cart: Craft Lake City Craft Food

Food: Interviews & Features

Jessica Rovin and Kristi Bendick are on a mission to bring delicious nitro cold brew to everyone in the Salt Lake Valley and Park City areas. Their mobile coffee shop, The Cart, is their way of making that happen. With the freedom to meet customers anywhere in the beautiful outdoors of northern Utah, the women behind The Cart bring craft coffee straight to their community.

At The Cart, every cup of coffee is carefully created to be as smooth and flavorful as possible. “What we put into it is what we get out of it—there is no middle man,” they say. “The coffee process allows us to be very hands on and make it how we want it from start to finish,” including sourcing their beans from local coffee roasters.

Look for the Cart outside of your office or at a local trailhead for a midday pick-me-up.
Photo: John Barkiple

Building off of years of experience in the coffee industry, The Cart’s mobile shop exemplifies the DIY spirit. “Living in Park City, there were very few options for cold brew, let alone nitro-infused cold brew,” they say. “We wanted to give the local community an opportunity to grab a quick cup in an outdoor setting.” As they expand into the Salt Lake Area, Rovin and Bendick say they “want to develop strong and positive relationships with those around us.”

As The Cart focuses on bringing coffee to community members on the go, you may see them at a trailhead or local park, bringing you the caffeine fix you need to finish your hike or make it through the last few hours of work. There’s something exciting about a chance meeting with a local coffee maker, and these coffee connoisseurs want to make that experience a reality for local coffee drinkers.

Eventually, Rovin and Bendick hope to bring their coffee to a brick-and-mortar location, but for now, they’re excited to meet you where you are and make your day a little brighter with a surprise coffee run. Catch up with them for a quick cup around Salt Lake, or book them for a private event that will wow your friends!

Visit The Cart‘s Instagram for more information. –Corinne Bauer