But beyond embracing the mixtape renaissance, Olinsky and Beletic wanted to make their new label so much more. From the Lightning Records website :. It is an exploration into the experience of coffee — based firmly in the structural foundations that those on the forefront of coffee quality and expression have brought to the world, but setting out to explore all those details in relationship to the experience of coffee as a social happening. We are planning 4 site-specific roast happenings in , the first of which will be in the great American Southwest desert. Owens and Olinsky met in at the then-newly-opened Gimme! Owens soon began working there, too.
Interview: Chris Owens, Handsome Coffee Roasters co-founder
L as Lilas is an upstart coffee operation in Inglewood founded in that is forging a unique niche for itself in small-batch cultivation: an entirely integrated and family-run company that has been growing coffee for years. And most important, the beans are exclusively from a single farm in El Salvador. Their roasting operation sits in an industrial park not far from the runways at LAX. The roaster is part of a percolating scene of single-source Salvadoran coffee makers in Southern California, a novelty in a place far more familiar with coffees from other countries. A cupping presentation at Las Lilas Coffee in Inglewood. Photos by Daniel Hernandez. El Salvador, as writer and L.
Owens previously worked with specialty coffee at Gimme! At Handsome, Owens is in charge of green buying, roasting and quality control. One night a week, he even takes time to bartend at The Varnish , where he demonstrates a complementary craft. The City of Los Angeles has actually been awesome to us, for the most part. Customer service ability. We want that understanding of service and hospitality. Coffee and milk. Coffee and whole milk. And then a few pastries, but as far as the beverage side of things, coffee, whole milk.
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