Tierra Mia Coffee | Echo Park

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Tierra Mia Coffee is probably one of the few coffeeshops in the city of Los Angeles that offers an authentic Latin American coffee experience from bean to brew. Unique in its approach to coffee craftsmanship, the Tierra Mia Coffee menu includes single brewed coffee, creative espresso based specialty drinks, and pastries baked fresh at their L.A. bakery. What’s best is that all of its menu items are inspired by traditional Latin flavors, reflecting the colorful cultures of Latin America and its diverse people. Must try items include their Horchata Latte and Tres Leches Muffin which not only tastes like the real thing but also adds a twist to the orinigal. 

Worthy of boasting, Tierra Mia Coffee sources its beans from choice micro-lot coffee farms throughout Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and others, purchasing green beans above fair trade market price and roasting them in house to capture the highest quality in freshness. Tierra Mia Coffee has locations throughout the county including in Long Beach, Huntington Park, Echo Park and Highland Park, not to mention a few locations in San Francisco. Learn more about this Latin American inspired coffee spot at tierramiacoffee.com

Copa Vida | Pasadena

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Brewing up a storm on the corner of Green Street and Raymond Avenue in Old Town Pasadena, Copa Vida is more than just another “local” coffee shop. Occupying a space just feet from the Del Mar Station and Memorial Park, Copa Vida has lived up to it’s name as a true breath of fresh air and is one espresso bar to look out for.

Offering only the highest in quality espresso drinks and teas, Copa Vida brings it back to the basics with a menu that reflects it’s motto– coffee, tea, food, and life. No artificial syrups or elaborate specialty drinks here. Just pure, simple, quality coffee.

What’s more, the freshman coffee shop is the closest thing to authentic italian roast that we’ve seen in Los Angeles. Venture away from those sugary icy slush drinks and get your day started with a fresh pressed shot of espresso served with a crisp glass of sparkling water. Or enjoy a cup of loose leaf tea steeped to order, of course.

Craving a bite? Copa Vida also offers an exceptional food menu that includes Chef Erick Lee’s flavor heavy sandwiches and salads with only the freshest of seasonal ingredients. A personal The Squirrel Co. favorite is the Roasted Veggie Sandwich featuring roasted bell peppers, mushroom, eggplant, zucchini, ricotta cheese and arugula.

Committed to serving espresso that is both equitable and sustainable for all (from coffee farmers to roasters to baristas), Copa Vida is a company we back full-heartedly. Visit Copa Vida at it’s Old Town location (70 S. Raymond Ave.) or check the Copa Vida website..

Urth Caffe | Downtown LA

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Looking for a place to eat off the beaten path? We’ve got just the thing, gentlemen. Urth Caffe is located at 451 Hewitt Street in the Warehouse District just east of Downtown LA, and offers the best in organic food and drink. Established in 1989 in Los Angeles, the company is recognized as the first American coffee company to be exclusively organic. Now don’t let that scare you. Urth Caffe makes sure not to sacrifice taste for a healthy menu. Aside from using fresh and local ingredients, the chefs behind this hipster haven also know a thing or two about great quality cuisine. Whether you’re in the mood for a cup of joe or craving something hearty, like the popular Sunrise pizza or the Chicken Curry sandwich, Urth Caffe has the best organic grub in Los Angeles.

For more information about this L.A. local eatery, check out the Urth Caffe website or simply join us at their downtown location.