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People

You know the saying “it takes a village to raise a kid?” Well, it also takes a village to run a coffee shop. Meet the people behind the cup.

Story

Starting 602 was like building a plane as it was flying. I tackled obstacles as they arose and with the help of my team we crushed everything that stood in our way. I’m always proud to say 602 has become the lovable coffee shop that it is today because of the creativity and passion of our employees. Over these past couple years we’ve made our dreams reality, and will continue to do so by one day becoming Southern California’s coastal coffee

Beans

602 serve top-tier Fair Trade Organic Coffee sourced from Guatemala & Papua New Guinea. We consider ourselves third wave- espresso coffee producers, this means we have a state of the art espresso machine at the heart of our shop that helps produce immaculate espresso that we can use in most of our drinks, we also provide exciting creative coffee options that can please any coffee lover.

Get Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

There are so many intricacies and complexities to coffee. We often get questions from customers wanting to know more. Get answers to some of the most frequently asked coffee questions below.

What is Cold Brew?2021-04-12T12:33:29-07:00

Cold brew coffee is made chilled, never heated, and with a higher coffee to water ratio than regular drip coffee. It’s made by creating a concentrate, which is then mixed with fresh water when it’s time to serve. Cold brew is the least acidic form of coffee making it much easier on sensitive drinkers.

What is a Macchiato?2021-04-12T12:33:29-07:00

Caffè macchiato, sometimes called espresso macchiato, is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of foamed milk. In Italian, macchiato means “stained” or “spotted” so the literal translation of caffè macchiato is “stained” or “marked coffee.” Macchiato can be made the traditional way or the mainstream way with syrups and sauces.

What Is A Mocha?2021-04-12T12:33:29-07:00

A caffè mocha is a chocolate-flavored variant of a caffè latte. Other commonly used spellings are and mochachino. The name is derived from the city of Mocha, Yemen, which was one of the centers of early coffee trade. A mocha is made with espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate sauce.

Can Coffee Worsen Acne?2021-04-12T12:37:18-07:00

Coffee doesn’t cause acne, but drinking a lot of it, especially coffee loaded with milk and sugar, can make your acne worse. If you’re still worried that coffee is making you break out, there’s no need to quit cold turkey. The added milk and sugar is what causes the worsening in acne not the coffee.

Can Coffee Cause Headaches?2021-04-12T12:37:18-07:00

Headaches can be caused by a caffeine overdose. According to Mayo Clinic, overdosing on caffeine can cause headaches as well as a range of other side effects. Caffeine narrows the blood vessels around the brain and after they expand you can feel a headache as the after effect.

Is Coffee a Diuretic?2021-04-12T12:37:19-07:00

Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn’t cause fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested. While caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect — meaning that they may cause the need to urinate — they don’t appear to increase the risk of dehydration.

What is a Ristretto?2021-04-12T12:34:03-07:00

Ristretto is a “short shot” of a more highly concentrated espresso coffee. It is made with the same amount of ground coffee, but extracted with a finer grind using half as much water. A normal short shot might look like a Ristretto, but in reality, would only be a weaker, more diluted, shot

What Is An Espresso?2021-04-12T12:34:03-07:00

Espresso is a coffee-brewing method of Italian origin, in which a small amount of nearly boiling water is forced under 9–10 bars of atmospheric pressure through finely-ground coffee beans. Espresso coffee can be made with a wide variety of coffee beans and roast degrees and should be pulled at a time between 20-25 seconds.

What Is An Americano?2021-04-12T12:34:04-07:00

Caffè Americano is a type of coffee drink prepared by diluting an espresso with hot water, giving it a similar strength to, but different flavor from, traditionally brewed coffee. The strength of an Americano varies with the number of shots of espresso and the amount of water added.

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