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Pasadena’s Copa Vida Launches Roastery While Readying San Diego Bar

Copa Vida roastery opening. Photo by Amparo Rios.

Copa Vida roastery opening. Photo by Amparo Rios.

Copa Vida has been quietly establishing itself as one of Los Angeles’s friendliest quality-focused multiroaster coffee and tea bars since opening in Pasadena 20 months ago.

As it prepares to open another shop in San Diego, it is now a full-fledged roastery. A single tagline hangs over all the spaces: Go. Enjoy. Experience.

The Copa Vida team, led by owner Steve Chang and managers Sam Hong and Frank La, recently held a formal celebration of the roastery opening, including new packaging for its house-roasted coffees and a sweet new CV delivery truck. The roastery, made possible in part through a crowdfunding campaign, is a mere five minutes away from the Copa Vida flagship shop at 70 South Raymond Avenue in Old Town Pasadena.

Daily Coffee News friend Amparo Rios went, enjoyed and experienced the roastery opening, capturing these shots:

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