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Barista Spotlight On: Brent Goewey

Brent Goewey has a lifetime of coffee experience and then a bit more. Brent has been a barista, coffee shop owner (in the SF/Bay area), master roaster and recently took on a new dual role as a caretaker (he likes to call himself Uncle Brent) to animals at an amazing sanctuary. And this all started…

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The Art of Spilled Coffee

“In my head, I’m a designer first and foremost. I just pattern my designs with spilled coffee.” Jon Norquist discovered a new avenue for his creativity from spilled coffee. His artwork grew from his kitchen table in Tacoma, Washington to being featured on major media outlets and live corporate events around the country. Q: Tell…

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Barista Training with Bellissimo Coffee Advisors

“The most gratifying part for me and Matt is helping and mentoring people and seeing them succeed.” This month, we’re highlighting Bellissimo – American Barista & Coffee Workshops. Bellissimo started and evolved from a publishing company to a coffee consulting business, which created training aides for the coffee industry. Father and son team, Bruce and…

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Los Angeles Black-Owned Coffee Shops: Region Mid-City and Surrounding

In this next feature, we will be highlighting black-owned coffee shops in Mid-City, West Adams and nearby. ADAMS COFFEE SHOP Images by: Adams Coffee Shop Takeaway coffee and fresh baked goods are available at this shop in West Adams. Adjacent to and also offering take-out from Alta Adams. Reservations on the patio at Alta Adams…

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Roasting in LA: An Inside Look at Jones Coffee Roasters

You walk into Jones Coffee Roasters on Raymond Ave in Pasadena and it’s truly an all-around sensory experience. Flashes of color from neon signs, vibrant murals on the walls, comfy sofas/chairs and a classic wooden piano decorate the space. Aside from the regular bustling beats of the coffee shop, other sound highlights include live jazz…

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Los Angeles Black-Owned Coffee Shops: Region East LA

Next up in the LA black-owned coffee shop series, we will be taking a look at the vibrant cafes in East LA and the surrounding areas. BLOOM AND PLUME COFFEE Images by: Bloom and Plume Coffee Opened by floral designer Maurice Harris, Bloom and Plume Coffee offers a vividly colorful space, delicious coffee and beautiful…

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Los Angeles Black-Owned Coffee Shops: Region DTLA

In this article series, we are highlighting some amazing black-owned coffee shops in different areas of Los Angeles – starting off with DTLA. BOHEMIAN HOUSE OF ESPRESSO AND CHAI Images by: Bohemian House of Espresso + Chai Bohemian House of Espresso + Chai features yummy vegan food and a variety of delicious chai and coffee…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: DIALOG CAFE

  SPOTLIGHT ON: DIALOG CAFE Our spotlight this month is on Dialog Café. Started by an Italian family, Dialog first opened its doors as a sandwich shop in the heart of West Hollywood. Since then, Dialog has adapted and evolved with the changing times to become the specialty coffee house that customers love. It is…

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The Los Angeles Coffee Festival 2018

Last weekend was the debut of the Los Angeles Coffee Festival, held by the Allegra Group, which has done other coffee festivals in London, New York, Milan and Amsterdam. In addition to delicious coffee + food, a coffee mixology bar, live music, coffee-inspired artwork and latte art demonstrations, 10% of profits were donated to Project…

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