The line was out the door on Friday, July 7, when Blue Bottle Coffee brewed up free specialty coffee for locals at The Brickyard. The occasion wasn’t just to celebrate its new Playa Vista location, but also to raise money for Safe Place for Youth. All sales of Blue Bottle Pastries that day went to benefit the nonprofit that serves local homeless teens and young adults.
Blue Bottle Coffee communications manager Rose Bridges thinks Playa Vista is the perfect location for a café. “We’re from the Bay Area and we’ve been well embraced by the tech community up there, and similarly here. Coffee helps you burn the midnight oil,” she said.
If a caffeine buzz isn’t what you’re looking for, Bridges recommends the Cascara Fizz. “It’s only lightly caffeinated and made from the coffee cherry around the beans. It’s made into a syrup and poured over sparkling water with lemon. It’s definitely the drink I think of when I’m walking around Playa Vista.”
— Shanee Edwards
Blue Bottle Coffee serves from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 12105 W. Waterfront Drive, Ste. C4-108C. bluebottlecoffee.com