1802 Roasters In Los Angeles, CA
If there is one trend that we see again and again in the summer buildings of 2019, it is the continued growth of roaster-only operations into their own café spaces. And it continues today with 1802 roasters in Los Angeles, California.
1802 Roasters has started selling its coffee primarily at farmers’ markets in LA for the past four years. He has built a following over the past four years and is now ready for his own café. Now serving the Cypress Park neighborhood and the surrounding area, the company focuses on the local community and does so in a sustainable way. They’ll even host their own farmers markets! It’s a cool story that we love to tell here on Sprudge. So let’s check in at 1802 Roasters in Los Angeles, California which is now open.
The build-outs of summer 2019 will be presented by Pacific Barista Series, notNeutral, KeepCup and Mill City Roasters.
As Sprudge tells of Christian Degracia.
For those who are unfamiliar, tell us about your company?
We are a Los Angeles based roaster located near Cypress Park. We started operations in 2015, serving the local neighborhoods around us, e.g. B. Glassell Park, Mt. Washington, Lincoln Height and of course Cypress Park. We began selling at the Historic Core Farmers ‘Market in downtown LA in 2016 and expanded into three farmers’ markets in early 2017.
Can you tell us something about the new room?
We found Cypress Park in mid-2017 and signed the lease until early 2018. We tried to implement Universal Access Design and Sustainable Principles as much as possible on an area of 2,000 square meters. Room. The space will house our monastery and café and will have plenty of outdoor seating for everyone to enjoy. Our location is flanked on one side by the Frogtown / LA River and Mt. Washington on the other hand, so we want to take advantage of the scenic hilltop views of northeast LA by maximizing the outside space, which includes a back deck and patio. Another feature of the space that we are very excited about is the parking lot as we can hold seasonal events, markets and other community-oriented gatherings in the future.
How do you deal with coffee?
Serve quality coffee while promoting business-society reciprocity. Visualizing the process of roasting coffee can help you understand where things come from and how they’re made. The intent is for this to help create a more knowledgeable consumer base while holding the company accountable for them, creating reciprocity between the two and eliminating choices that could harm the community, such as using polluting or toxic chemicals in production.
Any machines, coffee, special equipment in a row?
We are excited to put our new San Franciscan SF-10 into operation together with our Huky 500T Sample Roaster. For the coffee bar, a Synesso MVP two-group is combined with a Mahlkönig K30 twin grinder to offer two types of espresso per day. Our three-station Hario V60 pour-over bar, which we have become used to since our farmers’ market days, uses a 5-gallon hot water tower from Wilbur Curtis and Baratza Forte BG mills. A Crysalli purified and carbonated water dispensing system and an Optipure BWS175 reverse osmosis filtration system to manage the water TDS for use at the bar.
We’ll have a “Red Bag”, an exclusive coffee series, if you will, that focuses on less common coffee regions or types. This line is launched at the same time the shop opens and we have a delicious Sitio Belis Red Honey process from the Philippines to kick off.
How does your project view sustainability?
We worked with the original footprint of the building, reducing our ecological impact. We have provided a large part of the interior walls with natural earth plaster, which is non-toxic and mold-resistant. For the rest of the surfaces, a low-VOC paint has been set as the minimum standard. We have used natural wool insulation, reused old joists, and reused everything we can from the room, e.g. B. Light box signage, railings, etc.
Reclaimed bowling lane wood was used for both the coffee bar and the customer’s bench. Reclaimed Redwood from ranches in Northern California was chosen for the side siding along the bar. Wood certified by the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) was used for the structural design, construction of the bar, repair of the deck and for the planters on the rear patio. We also selected indoor seating made from scrap wood and recycled plastic.
According to the EPA WaterSense program, domestic water use accounts for almost a third of the water used in a restaurant. To save water, we installed ventilated low-flow faucets and dual-flush, low-flow toilets that comply with both the California Energy Commission (CEC) and CalGreen.
We also pay attention to installed cooling and air conditioning systems. For cooling, all undercounter refrigerators use an environmentally friendly R290 refrigerant with an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of 0 and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 3, making it a great choice for the store. According to the latest California energy efficiency standards for buildings, all new AC installations require a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of 14. We decided to install an 18 SEER unit for the shop for extra efficiency, even if it costs a little bit more. The windows installed throughout the store are Low Emissivity – argon windows for extra insulation to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
LED lighting has been installed throughout the store, which includes motion sensors in the break room and bathrooms, as well as timers and solar-powered outdoor lighting to save energy.
Winter 2019 was one of the wetter winters for Los Angeles; During this time we noticed the amount of rainwater that would drain from our property to adjacent properties or directly into the drainage system. With that in mind, we designed the rear deck to channel, distribute and retain rainwater using a combination of decomposed granite to provide a permeable surface and slow the flow of water. Infiltration ditches provide space for water to hold back and deposit and change quality to direct water from the parking lot and patio to these key areas.
What is your hopeful goal opening date / month?
I hope the planets align and open up by the end of August.
Do you work with craftsmen, architects and / or creatives that you want to mention?
Cypress Park is one of the smaller neighborhoods in northeast LA and a tight community filled with talented people. We saw this as an opportunity to work with local artists and companies. We partnered with Verity Freebern of Verity Freebern Designs to design our two retail packages, Jasmine Navarro of Small Fry Designs to paint building signs, and Jimmy M. with help from Washington P. to design and paint the outside murals. Crystal Weintrub-Degracia, our co-founder, is the project manager and designer of the new space and combines her experience in sustainability and design.
Thank you for the chance to attend Sprudge’s Build-Outs of Summer Series 2019. We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support and those who have supported us from the start.
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