Speaking on Business: Lucky Ones Coffee
Lucky Ones Coffee is providing jobs for people with disabilities, who work side-by-side with people of all abilities.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
After working with people of all abilities for several years, Taylor Matkins and Katie Holyfield fell in love with folks who have disabilities which inspired the launch of their business, Lucky Ones Coffee in Park City. They called it Lucky Ones because they feel lucky to be working side-by-side with folks of all abilities. Katie was running a training program and wanted to find the next step after training was over, so she and Taylor launched Lucky Ones Coffee. Their goal is to provide jobs for people with disabilities which happens to be the most dramatically underemployed population in Utah with only 14 percent actually employed, according to Camp Kostopulos.
This is a traditional coffee shop operated by people of all abilities that sells locally-made coffee, through their partnership with Hugo Coffee. You’ll also find Red Bicycle Bread, cut into thick slices and made into avocado and hummus toast. All 17 employees except Taylor and Katie have some sort of disability but found a home and social circle in the coffee shop, and the staff takes pride in a job well done. Everyone takes ownership in tasks they’re assigned, plus the overall success of the coffee shop.
The community embraced Lucky Ones Coffee, which has a diverse customer base from moms with young kids to professionals, anyone looking for a great cup of coffee.
Visit online at www.luckyonescoffee.com.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
Lucky Ones Coffee
1255 Park Ave
Park City, UT 84060