Ulysses Romero has built a business that reflects his hometown’s Latin flavors, starting in South LA and now extending north of downtown. Tierra Mia recently built a new headquarters next to the 5 freeway, which is where team members roast beans for their community focused coffee bars. Their Lincoln Heights facility houses a particularly large café featuring an umbrella clad patio lined with succulents and interior touting tile floors, farmer photos on white walls, and a pastry case for house baked goods like guava cheese pastries and tres leches muffins. A three-group Strada espresso machine fuels beverages like dulce de leche latte and cafecito Cubano. Ice-blended frappes are also popular, particularly cinnamon dusted “rice & beans” featuring horchata and ground coffee beans.
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