• But first, Coffee

    Happy New Year!

    This is a later post, as in the spring of last year, I had the privilege to create illustrations for my writer friend Tien Nguyen for interviews she wrote with Ambrose Pasquini, founder of Pasquini Espresso Company, and Martin Deidrich, creator of Diedrich Coffee.

    A good cup of coffee goes a long way. Ever wondered where your coffee comes from? Pasquini opened one of the first espresso cafes Moka D'Oro and then Via Veneto in Southern California back in 1956, when a cup of coffee cost you 35 cents, and baristas and latte art were not a thing.

    Diedrich's family owned a Guatemala coffee farm in the 60s. His parents left the farm with fresh sacks of coffee beans and hand built roasters in the backseat of the 1963 Volkswagen van, made the six day trek to California, and set up shop in Newport Beach. Today it has grown into Kean Coffee. 

    Full articles hopefully will be up soon!