The Pacific Northwest’s Coava Coffee Roasters has announced an early September debut for their first San Diego location. Founder Matt Higgins started Coava in his garage in 2008, growing the company into two Portland-based outposts, with a third on the way, and a large roasting facility that sends wholesale shipments around the globe. His 18 years of industry experience, focused on roasting well-sourced single-origin coffee in small batches, has resulted in much-admired, and high-scoring, specialty coffee.
Coava Coffee Roasters is headed to Downtown San Diego, where it will launch in a 2,155 square-foot ground-floor space in front of The Westin San Diego. A “mid-century meets industrial brew bar”, stocked with the latest brewing equipment, will serve a menu of pour overs and classic espresso drinks, plus lattes sweetened with honey and mochas enriched with ganache made with chocolate from Portland’s artisan Cocanu chocolate company.
The design will also include a custom tap system that will pour cold brew on nitro and housemade sparkling teas. There will also be a to-go food menu from local eateries ranging from breakfast and lunch items from Liberty Public Market’s Roast Sandwich Shop and an array of pastries from Nutmeg Bakery. Coava also plans to offer beer and wine within the next few months.
Michael Burton and Pasquale Ioele of Flocke and Avoyer’s Urban Strategies Group represented the landlord in the transaction.