Despite the overwhelming prevalence of modern craft coffee shops, there still seems to be plenty of room to grow on the local roastery side of things. With a bit of that balance in mind comes The Fika Company, a Redondo Beach-based outfit keen on only sourcing beans from Colombia.
Fika’s Colombian-born owner Andres Pineros plans to use direct trade beans only (meaning he will purchase directly from farmers in Colombia instead of through an exporter), transporting them north to Los Angeles before roasting them in 5 kilo batches on site in Redondo Beach.
The rest of the large space on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Carnelian Street will operate as a normal (albeit very hip) coffee shop, complete with a whole slew of espresso drinks and pastries. Yes, there will also be Wifi.
Right now, Fika (a Swedish a term for coffee break, loosely) is about 70% of the way to opening, with final touches being added daily. The plan is to open on June 4, keeping hours from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The Fika Company
350 N. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA