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Build-Outs Of Summer: Lucky’s Coffee Roasters In Upland, CA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Lucky’s Coffee Roasters In Upland, CA

The thrill of the builds keeps on all summer long, and we are in the 100+° heat of it now. Today we are checking in on Lucky’s Coffee Roasters, a brand new outfit in Upland, California. The brainchild of Tyler Smith, who has previously spent time in marketing and e-commerce…
Baratza Is Heading To Oakland For A Meet The Makers Events At The Crown

Baratza Is Heading To Oakland For A Meet The Makers Events At The Crown

If there’s one grinder brand coffee professionals and home users alike can agree on, it’s Baratza. Sure, everyone wants a towering Mahlkönig EK43 to act as a literal pillar to your coffee devoutness, but who’s got the counter clearance for that? I know I don’t (but Mahlkönig, if you’re listening…
Applications Are Now Open For Coffee Masters Los Angeles

Applications Are Now Open For Coffee Masters Los Angeles

Coffee Masters is coming to Los Angeles! After four years in New York City, the multi-faceted coffee competition is hopping coasts to the Golden State. Taking place November 8th through 10th, Coffee Masters will be making its West Coast debut at the Los Angeles Coffee Festival, and applications to compete…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Solid Coffee Roasters In Bellflower, CA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Solid Coffee Roasters In Bellflower, CA

Shipping containers used to just be… shipping containers. Big metal bins used to transport things—probably boring stuff like packing peanuts or pet rocks—by both land and sea. But in the past few years, shipping old shipping containers have found a second life as affordable building materials and are often repurposed…
In Los Angeles, Cold Cocked Is A Signature Beverage Focused Coffee Bar

In Los Angeles, Cold Cocked Is A Signature Beverage Focused Coffee Bar

Cold Cocked is a surprising punch in the face—the bright white of the space it inhabits is jarring after the dirty chaos of Wilshire Boulevard, and the neon boxing glove displayed above the bar is alternately a challenge and a welcome. Instead of a standalone cafe, Cold Cocked is part…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Barefoot Coffee Roasters In Solana Beach, CA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Barefoot Coffee Roasters In Solana Beach, CA

It doesn’t get much more summery than a beach in Southern California, so it stands to reason that it doesn’t get much more Build-Outs of Summery than a cafe being built less than a quarter mile from a beach in Southern California. And that’s exactly what Barefoot Coffee Roasters is…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Compelling Coffee In Los Angeles, CA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Compelling Coffee In Los Angeles, CA

There are many paths to becoming a roaster/cafe. Some begin with the cafe, serving coffee from another roaster or roasters before deciding to make the ultimate plunge into the yet-unexplored world of roasting. Others being life as a roaster, creating profiles in a small roasting space (sometimes even a garage)…
Get Hired And Wired At The World’s First Coffee Job Fair

Get Hired And Wired At The World’s First Coffee Job Fair

Now that the reboot of Tales of The City on Netflix has put the Bay Area back on the map we’re sure that folks across the country (and around the world) are clamoring to take a bite of that Golden Apple. Like Mary Ann Singleton in the go-go 70s, maybe…