Updated: Dec 9, 2019
Hey All! A while back we went ahead and opened up the gates to some questions and although they were all interesting and will most likely tackle some of those as well, but we found one to be exceptionally interesting. The question was " What is the background on the names in your Coffee Menu"
That question went much deeper than just a cut and dry answer and actually took me back to a crisp winter day in Malibu ,California. I had met up with a new acquaintance I had met through a mutual friend, Kevin from Moto Chop Shop, and had decided to tag along for the day as he was sporting a brand new Triumph Thruxton.
We had started our day like any other day. We rode out to Deus Ex Machina in Venice had a magnificent cup of coffee and made our way out to Pacific Coast Highway. Up until this point, that's the only road I had ever ridden and I was content with that since I was also pretty new to the roads and exploring what Los Angeles had to offer. Marc however, my new acquaintance, had other plans for that day.
We had originally made plans to grab some crab cakes at Neptune's Net but cut those plans short and made a right onto Las Flores Canyon instead. We went down what seemed to be some beautiful residential areas but as the road progressed, the path became tighter and tighter. With out any notice I was transported to what seemed be roads equivalent to those at Isle of Man TT and I was on the moon, and I had a rocket ship roaring beneath .
The roads were tight with hairpin turns and within what seemed to be a blink of an eye we found ourselves going through Piuma Rd which only seemed to magnify in intensity and to my relief ended up in much calmer waters on Mulholland Hwy, home of the world famous Snake. The roads here were much wider with more open winding roads and found myself getting lost in my own thoughts as we zipped curve after curve. Somehow we ended up back on Pacific Coast Highway after that exhilarating experience I had different standards on how a day out should be spent.
Every Sunday after that we found ourselves exploring new roads. Sometimes it was Las Flores, other times it the lush green roads in Angeles Crest, and a handful of times just lane splitting trying to beat LA traffic and get to the next big social at Lucky Wheels.
How does this have anything to do with the question asked by our follower and why the hell did we make you read through all of that?
I guess what we're trying to say is that it's interesting how we all have memories of days like this that generate so much bliss that you just can't help but reminisce at times and our way of immortalizing these memories is by creating some delicious drinks that take us back to those days every time we serve one up. As we spend more time out here and explore what the East Coast has to offer we create more of those memories and maybe some more delicious drinks.
So once we open come by, grab a cup of coffee and chat with us. We'd love to hear about the roads and experiences that made you the person you are. Who knows, maybe we'll name a drink after you one day.
If you're curious and want to see what that December day looked like or if you ever find yourself in California looking to explore some great roads we took the time of mapping that day out on the link below.
Kim & Fernando