How Silver Bean Came To Be
Owners Shannon Bahrke Happe and Matt Happe both moved to Utah for their love of skiing and
being in the mountains. After an amazing champagne powder day in Winter 2007, Shannon and
Matt settled in at a local coffee shop with a bunch of ski buddies. Over coffee, friends shared
their funniest and most inspiring ski memories; before long, the entire group was laughing so
hard their cheeks hurt. As Shannon looked around at her friends sharing cherished stories over
hot coffee, she decided she wanted to capture that moment forever. As a result, Shannon and
Matt have channeled their passion for skiing and their love of a great cup of coffee into Silver
Bean Coffee Company.
Who Are These Crazy Owners?
Shannon was a member of U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for 12 years and retired in 2010 after
competing on 3 Olympic Teams and bringing home 2 Olympic medals (Silver in 2002 & Bronze
in 2010) in the sport of mogul skiing. Because her sport enabled her travel all over the globe,
Shannon has been lucky enough to sample a wide assortment of coffee in many exotic
Matt Happe learned to ski in the mountains of Nebraska (in Utah we call them hills), and came to
Utah to see what real snow was all about. To pass time between ski seasons Matt opened up
the Revolution bike store. Revolution was quite successful, and at one time ranked the top bike
shop in Utah. In 2006 Matt sold Revolution to enjoy a year or two of self unemployment (fly
fishing), but his entrepreneurial spirit never waned.
Together, with their own unique set of skills & passions, Matt and Shannon Happe are building
Silver Bean Coffee, a business they are truly proud of.
The Silver Bean Promise
As a company, Silver Bean Coffee is committed to providing its customers with the highest quality beans available on the market. Because everything is roasted fresh to order we promise that your beans will come warm out of the roaster and into your coffee cup with as much care and speed as humanly possible. We truly want you to taste the freshness! We pride ourselves on 100% customer satisfaction and will do everything we can to make sure your cup of Silver Bean coffee is the best you have ever had.
Beyond Just Being A Coffee Company
Silver Bean Coffee is committed to a healthy environment & lifestyle not only in our worldwide coffee community, but most importantly in our everyday local community. We purchase organic coffee when the taste and quality meet our strict standards. We have a wonderful relationship with our coffee importers so you can enjoy your coffee knowing we truly care where our beans are coming from and the lives of the people growing and harvesting them. On a local level, we are always trying improve the lives of people in our community. Through our athlete coffee we are helping 30 athletes on the U.S. Ski Team and other world-class athletes to achieve their dream of Olympic GOLD! We support numerous non-profit organizations and have donated over $15,000 to local charities we believe in. We also support many local sports programs, races, and events. We truly love our community and are dedicated to its improvement. We want you to thoroughly enjoy our coffee and service, but more importantly we want you to love who we are and what we stand for.