Category: Los Angeles

With Single-Use Pourovers, Copper Cow Coffee Lands $8.5 Million Round

Single-use pourover coffee company Copper Cow Coffee has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding. The Los Angeles-based company, self-described as “equal parts Vietnam, equal parts California,” said it...

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Pledging 25% of Profits to Social Justice, BLQK Coffee Launches in LA

A new BIPOC-owned specialty coffee company with a strong social impact commitment called BLQK Coffee has emerged in Los Angeles, focusing on coffees sourced from African countries packaged in...

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Advanced Single-Serve Brewing System Bruvi Plans 2021 US Launch

Joining the expanding category of home coffee brewers designed to pair quality with convenience, a new single-serve pod brewing system called Bruvi has attracted $2.2 million in seed funding...

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Conversations on Racism and Resiliency with California Coffee Shop Owners of Color

Daniel Olivares can recall being a young man living in Los Angeles when he visited a newly opened location of a high-end San Francisco-based specialty coffee chain in his...

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LA Roasting Startup Be Bright Wants Coffee to Be Easy

A common refrain among some of the most successful barista trainers and retail managers is that coffee service should fundamentally be unpretentious and approachable, no matter how complex and...

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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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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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Allegra Events Launching The Global Coffee Festival Online Beginning Oct. 30

Following a spate of unfortunate in-person event cancelations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Allegra Events is planning to launch a series of online events beginning with the Global Coffee...

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‘All In This Together’ at the New Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in Los Angeles

Inspirational messages such as “We’re All In This Together” and “What A Time To Be Alive” painted throughout the second location of the Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in Los...

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Augie’s Coffee Closes Shops Amid COVID-19, Though Some Workers Cry Foul

The quality-focused Southern California roasting company Augie’s Coffee has announced it is indefinitely closing all five of its retail cafes, citing concerns related to the worsening pandemic and recent...

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