bear state coffee…

just a couple of shots i took of bear state coffee from their latest venture into cold brew coffee. deliciously smooth and fun to shoot… 

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a coffee lover’s guide to los angeles…

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los angeles has become the mecca for new coffee shops & navigating them all can be quite the challenge. luckily, patricia manlucu has created the cutest guide that is totally printable (yay PDF!) on her blog! i had to share this because she was kind enough to feature my shot of compañía de café in south gate. love this so much xx

compañía de café…

after seeing this coffee shop pop up on my feeds, i had to venture to the valley to experience this treasure for myself. compañía de café is one of those places that has to be seen in person to really enjoy the intense colors, rich smells, & hospitable staff. the mexican influence is heavy, yet intriguingly modern. i was in a very happy place. as a mexican, i felt instantly at home. i tried several drinks, ranging from the horchata latte, aguas frias, to the standout carbonated tamarind cold brew. everything was meticulously cared for that my only gripe (if any!) would be that it’s oh so far. a definite trek, but worth every bit of valley traffic…  

compañía de café  |  110 north maclay ave  san fernando, ca 91340  |  for more info read this

stumptown coffee in dtla

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los angeles: “there is no better time than now, to find the best cups of coffee & beautifully pulled shots.”

stumptown coffee la stumptown coffee la3a few weekends ago, i decided to pay a visit to the newly built portland transplant, stumptown coffee roasters in dtla. just steps away from culinary darling bestia, this coffee shop is just more than a place for quick pick me up. this space urges you to linger, bump into strangers, learn & explore. the large roasting area & various rooms built within this restored building is a feast for the eyes & more importantly your tastebuds. a happy staff member offered this perfectly poured heart capp, while they filmed in the new space. 90 degree summer-like days in october? (not that i’m complaining) cold brew on tap? yep they’ve got that covered & so i’m surely digging this new addition…

brew me another cup

cognoscenti

i love lots of things. fashion, food, art & more, but i truly heart coffee. i’ve been drinking coffee since i was a kid. yes, a kid. i didn’t have milk with my breakfast & thank goodness my mother never took away the mug that i would steal sips from. i just loved the taste of it. the strong jolt & deep, rich flavor poured in every mug. so now as an adult nothing has changed.

“the happiness i feel sipping a great cup of espresso or an artfully poured latte is one of my great moments of the day, especially when you’re experiencing the work behind the process.”

so as the world continues to embrace the many growing roasting & speciality coffee shops sprouting in los angeles, i will keep enjoying the friendly people that gather & share my love for this special art form… 

handsome roasters single origin short cake coffee plus food cognoscenti coffee go get em tiger paper plastik cafe

a list of my favorite instagram coffee shops/roasters: 
handsome roasters
go get em tiger
cognoscenti coffee
wrecking ball coffee
verve coffee
oakwood roasted
sqirl coffee
bar nine coffee
intelligentsia venice
caffe luxxe
blue bottle coffee
la coffee club
g & b coffee
bru coffee bar
dripp coffee
ritual coffee
coava coffee