Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse, located on the lower end of Main Street, is their pride and joy, and they recently went to Coffee Fest in Seattle and came back with fresh ideas for their business.
"There were thousands of people and vendors, people doing their own roasting, selling coffee retail, performing latte art," Ericah Winzeler said. "It was just a congregation of thousands of people getting together over coffee: it was amazing."
According to the Winzelers, there were classes in the mornings, and in the afternoons, the convention center floor would fill with places to shop for all things coffee and tea related.
They came back to Park City not only with new flavors of coffee, chai and tea but new ideas for marketing and training and a "brand-new, high-quality" espresso machine.
"I'm really big into the equipment and technology side of things," Randy Winzeler said. "This new espresso machine will not only keep the quality of each shot of espresso consistent, but it will be able to keep up with the high-volume winter season and help lessen customers' wait time."
The Winzelers said they are also excited to have sent a manager to the convention to take latte art classes. They offer the service with 80 percent of their lattes, but they hope to offer the service with 100 percent soon.
According to Randy Winzeler, there are four components to the perfect latte art: the espresso, the quality of the grind, the consistency of the milk and the barista. When their manager returns, Ericah Winzeler said they will have the fourth and final component available at the shop.
The new flavors they have brought back with them will create what they hope are positive changes in the menu.
When it comes to coffee, they have brought back a flavor called "Mexican mocha," what Ericah Winzeler said is a Belgian dark chocolate infused with cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
Randy Winzeler said they also brought back a new organic chai they will use in their chai lattes as well as the "dirty chai," what he said is a popular drink at Atticus.
Ericah said they brought back some seasonal teas as well, including Autumn Harvest. It is a pumpkin cranberry tea that is "perfect for the fall," she said.
In addition to new flavors, the Winzelers said they purchased new coffee jewelry, such as necklaces with coffee beans in them, coffee-related merchandise, pet items for regular customers who enjoy bringing their dogs in and general ideas for marketing and employee training.
"It inspired us to up our ante and keep up with our industry that is always changing," Ericah Winzeler said. "We just want to keep our shop feeling like a place where people can come in and feel welcome and comfortable."