Category: california

From Mexico with Motorcycles, Midnight Animal Appears in San Diego

Something new is stirring in the shadows of an industrial building in National City, California, with something old growling at the heart of it. That thing is Midnight Animal,...

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Now Roasting, Sip & Sonder Builds Community Through Coffee in Inglewood

A two-woman team of attorneys is now arguing on behalf of community, Black culture and fresh, high-quality coffee in Inglewood, California, through their coffee business, Sip & Sonder. After...

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With a Scooter Bar Setup, Cafablanca Caters to the Cause

A new mobile coffee company with progressive aims and a donation-heavy business model called Cafablanca is rolling around Southern California, providing pick-me-ups to protesters and nonprofit workers while giving...

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Verve Coffee Opens Roastery and Two New Bars In Japan

Santa Cruz, California-based Verve Coffee Roasters has plunged deeper into Japan’s vibrant specialty coffee market, opening a two-story cafe in Tokyo and a roastery cafe in the coastal prefecture...

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Homespun Dane Coffee Roasters Opens First Cafe in La Mesa, CA

With an affinity for one of the biggest dog breeds on earth, the owners of Dane Coffee Roasters have been building a loyal following for their small San Diego coffee…

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Farmer-Owned Pachamama Coffee Opens Shop in Davis, California

The farmer-owned coffee cooperative Pachamama Coffee has opened a third retail cafe, returning to its roots in Davis, California. The Sacramento-based roasting and retail company originally launched operations in...

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California Coffee Grower Frinj Partners with Two Agriculture Nonprofits

California-based coffee breeding and production company Frinj Coffee is engaging in two  land use partnerships that should shed light on coffee’s potential as a regenerative agriculture crop. The Santa...

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Libations Flow from the Liberation Coffee House at LA’s LGBT Center

In 1971, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, then known as the Gay Community Services Center, opened its first “Liberation House,” offering room and board for $1.50 a day for...

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