From specialty coffee farmer to pro barista, follow the people who are taking leaps and bounds to make Los Angeles the next great Coffee Mecca. The folks at Munchies crank out an excellent piece in this vid to get you up to date on the rapidly evolving specialty coffee scene in the City of Angels.
Michael Phillips, Director of Training Blue Bottle Coffee & 2010 World Barista Champion: “The way that I make coffee today? Worlds apart from how I made coffee even three years ago. I’m still learning my craft from people every day. The level of knowledge, technique, and technology that we’re bringing constantly transforms what we’re chasing, and the bar just keeps getting higher. It feels like it’s at a fever pitch right now, but give it two years: you’re gonna see the face of LA coffee change dramatically, and it’ll easily be one of the destinations that people put on the map when they’re talking about “Journeys to Coffee Mecca”.
Compiled by T. Schrock
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