The Latin Influence – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

There’s a subset of Mexican-American coffee shops that are quietly emerging in the working-class Latino enclaves of Los Angeles. Together, they are reimagining menus, infusing traditional flavors, and experimenting with ingredients to create single-origin Mexican-inspired coffee drinks rooted in culture.

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Steve Pineda
THE PERFECT DAY IN LATINO LOS ANGELES

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Start the day with a cup of joe made with Mexican coffee beans at Primera Taza, a family-owned cafe in Boyle Heights that brings together a daily cross-section of the city’s many cultures. Try an Iced Taza de Mocha, espresso blended with Mexican cacao and ice, and, if they’re on the menu, indulge in a loncha, a type of Mexican sandwich made with imported bread from Jalisco that is one of L.A.’s most rarely-encountered sandwiches.

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