This will be Tierra Mia's second cafe in L.A. proper; the first opened in Downtown just seven months ago.
Echo Park "is a community in L.A. that really appreciates high quality, good tasting coffee, and I think we will be a great fit," owner Ulysses Romero tells us via e-mail, adding that he hopes to open as soon as a few weeks. The exact date is up in the air though, owing to the vicissitudes of everything related to opening a new coffee shop -- remodeling the existing space, waiting for equipment to arrive and so on.
When the cafe does open, you'll find specialty coffee drinks similar to those at Tierra Mia's other locations: That horchata frappe, say, plus a great cubano con leche and a choice selection of brewed coffee every day.
As if gearing up to open this location isn't enough work, Romero says he's finalizing the lease on one more store -- not in L.A. this time, but in San Francisco. Because whether it's a warm winter day or cold, foggy one, we all probably could use a horchata frappe.