Alex P. Santy
Alex’s story started at a young age. His best memories would be the summers he spent with his grandparents in Summit and Sanpete County. Every day, he would wake up to the wonderful aroma of coffee that his Grandpa was brewing. This is how he started his day, a cup of coffee, (more milk than coffee) and his Grandpa with his coffee black. Together they would spend the morning hours sipping on their cup of joe, exchanging stories while enjoying the outdoors that surrounded them.
Later on down the trail, Alex spent four years as a barista serving coffee, building relationships, and cultivating a love for the community that forms around coffee. It was during this time Alex realized what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted to roast coffee. Alex’s goal was to open a coffee roasting business with the main focus to serve the community and small towns, like the ones he grew up in. In 2018 that goal was achieved when he teamed up with Damon and together they founded Outskirts Roasting.
Damon's story started with his passion for establishing a successful business in a small town setting. He is determined to provided rural areas with excellent service and support similar to what metropolitan areas enjoy, but tailored to the cultures, wants, and needs of rural customers.
When Alex P. Santy approached Damon with the idea of venturing out establishing a roasting company. Combining his passion with his
morning ritual of coffee in the morning seemed to be the best fit for concentrating his effort. Living in a rural area himself, he has felt the struggles of finding great coffee in his area.
By founding Outskirts Coffee Roasting in 2018, he believes his goal of providing quality product and service will help bolster rural communities. He feels that Outskirts will provide economic activity and increased employment opportunities around these areas.