A new roastery and cafe called 1802 Roasters is moving into a sleepy section of Cypress Park on the edge of Mount Washington. Owners and Cypress Park locals Christian Degracia and Crystal Weintrub took over a former meat market in January, with hopes of opening this summer.
As first reported by the The Eastsider, Degracia and Weintraub were inspired to kick off their coffee trajectory after a trip to South America. The married couple started roasting their own coffee beans from respectable importers Royal Coffee, Coffee Shrub and Bodhi Leaf way back in 2015, and has sold them at the Sherman Oaks, Brentwood, and Monrovia farmers markets over the last three years. As for the new Cypress Park space, the 1,800 square-foot coffee bar and roasting area will take up most of the newly light-filled interior, with a pet-friendly patio outside. The team also managed to secure an added bonus for any business in a large city: 20 parking spaces.
1802 Roasters is Degracia’s and Weintrub’s first business. As opening duties expanded, the couple agreed that one should quit their day job. Weintrub recently left her position as a sustainability coordinator, and Degracia hopes to leave his position in environmental facilities management.
In an effort to introduce themselves to the neighborhood, 1802 Roasters hosts a weekly Saturday pop-up in their Cypress Park parking lot from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1206 Cypress Avenue
Los Angeles, CA