Monday, September 13, 2010

Antigua Coffee House

For over 150 years, the Garcia family in Guatemala has grown and sold coffee from their private finca (estate) Panibaj to the United States and the European Union. We are certified by ANACAFE (Asociacion Nacional de Cafe) with Antigua style strictly hard coffee bean (Arabica), while maintaining a traditional organically shade grown process. This type of coffee bean is recognized internationally as one of the finest in the world, making dealing with a non-corporate, family owned and operated business an enticing idea.
Antigua Cultural Coffee House coffee comes from a region rich in tradition, culture, history and pre-Hispanic heritage.
The Antigua Cultural Coffee House Company was created in 2004 to provide authentic, Central American grown gourmet coffee in Southern California. With a family-owned plantation providing their own supply, the Antigua Cultural Coffee House Company is able to provide its customers with the highest quality of coffee beans, sent directly from Guatemala.
The company’s coffee plantation is located in Panibaj, Guatemala, at an elevation 4,500 feet above sea level. It specializes in providing organically shade grown gourmet coffee that is strictly hard bean (SHB), Antigua style.
The company is led by owners that have a common focus to provide excellent coffee for its customers, while growing the company to compete with the larger, well-established coffee bistros.

Antigua Cultural Coffee House Address:
Cypress Park/Los Angeles

3400 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Neighborhood: Cypress Park
(323) 379-6148

Tierra de La Culebra

La Tierra de la Culebra is a two-acre art park home to a sculptural 500 foot long serpent--La Culebra--revolving mural panels; a 150 tree urban forest and gardens, incised ziggurat, a state, sundial, pond, sculptural amphitheater, and many other sculptural landscape components, all of which are used for youth arts programming, cultural festivals, art classes and building projects.

Tierra de La Culebra

240 N Ave 57
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Bike Oven

Fix it on the cheap at the Bike Oven.

The Bike Oven in Los Angeles is a much needed space in our city. It strives to  serve the community and improve the quality of urban dwellers by promoting and aiding the use of bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation. As the threats of global warming are now more real than ever, and as our city can take no more cars, the Bike Oven is an excellent space to get started on a culture change.
From the Bike Oven's site: "The Bike Oven provides all the tools and supplies you will need to do most minor or major repair jobs. Volunteer mechanics are available to assist you if you need guidence or instruction. We have a large supply of used parts available at low cost for replacing damaged parts, building up your bike, or doing that one speed conversion you’ve been planning. We keep a small stock of basic new parts (tires, tubes, cables, etc.) in most common sizes. We often will have complete bikes available for purchase, but almost always have a variety of used bikes and frames that need a little work and TLC to bring them back to life. Bring in your own bike, or start off with one of ours, and we’ll help you get back on the road."
A donation of $5.00 per hour is requested (plus any parts, cash only).

Bike Oven Adress Los Angeles/Cypress Park:
3706 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 223-8020