I am obsessed with Coffee+Food (more on that later) located in the Old Wild Oats Cafe space on Melrose.
One of the main reasons, besides the awesome Panini’s and the Kale Salad (it’s addictive, you’ve been warned) is their coffee.
Soooo while I was dreaming of the coffee to come I struck up a conversation with the oh so cute and charming man behind the coffee machine.
His name is Julio Uriarte and he is actually a “guest” barista representing the coffee company and he’s fabulous.
But the coffee he uses is even more fabulous.
It’s smooth, rich and strong, but it doesn’t have the bitterness that some chain coffees have.
And it’s not so strong that it melts your stomach lining.
Photo: LA Weekly
So here is the scoop on Longshot Espresso.
Aussie, Mark Baird relocated from Sydney to Los Angeles and discovered that our dear City of Angels didn’t have the espresso he loved and served his customers back in Australia.
He then set out on a mission to find a coffee that would not only satisfy his longing for a good bean, but to rescue Angeleno’s who have been sipping the bad stuff for so long.
He tested various roasts and beans for over a year until he found the perfect blend.
And that would be the classic, Longshot Australian Roast.
Longshot Espresso can be ordered on-line. It’s $14 a pound which is super reasonable for a gourmet coffee.
If you are having a party, they have a mobile espresso bar!
Brilliant if you need to sober people up before they head home.
The mobile espresso bar has also graced many a TV and movie set.
It’s the go to coffee service for some of the best caterers and party planners out there.
If you are a simple pedestrian like me. you’re in luck, you can pick up a cup or some beans at
the Yamashiro (season starts April, 2013) or Sherman Oaks Farmer’s Market.
Or my beloved Coffee + Food.
Do it soon.
Julio’s guest starring stint is coming to an end.
Ask for the flat white.
xoxo Yours Truly,
Pleasantly caffeinated, Carrie