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Coffee Los Angeles

Tonx And Nick Griffith Join Forces in Caffeinated Arms Race

If the specialty coffee community is in the midst of a caffeinated arms race, then coffee bars are the battleground, with increasingly elaborate equipment and design, and baristas with higher levels of training. However,...
Vietnamese Iced Coffee Los Angeles

The Making of a Drink: Red Medicine Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Up-and-coming chef Jordan Kahn is opening a modern Vietnamese restaurant in Beverly Hills called Red Medicine with Noah Ellis and Adam Fleischman. Since Vietnamese iced coffee is practically required at Vietnamese restaurants, the team...
Coffee Cocktail Los Angeles

The Making of a Cocktail: The Bazaar Spanish Coffee

José Andrés may be working to redefine the way Angelenos view restaurant dining, but he can’t do it alone. At The Bazaar, the innovative Spaniard has surrounded himself with talented, creative people like beverage...
Barista Champion Los Angeles

Interview: 2009 Western Regional Barista Champ Nick Griffith

Intelligentsia Coffee‘s Nick Griffith won the Western Regional Barista Competition on Sunday at downtown’s Spring Arts Tower. He sat down to discuss his experience, and what he has in store for March’s United States...
Barista Los Angeles

Interview: Barista Nick Griffith (Intelligentsia Coffee)

From January 23-25, top baristas from California and Hawaii will converge on Los Angeles to compete at the Western Regional Barista Competition. The winner scores a coveted slot in the Semi-Finals of the 2009...
Sign Silver Lake

Intelligentsia: Opening Pandora’s Specialty Coffee Box

A couple years back, I began discussing coffee with a writer who was very particular about his beans. He said he couldn’t stomach any of the coffee in Los Angeles, opting to ship beans...