We launched right at the beginning of 2020 as a mobile espresso bar doing pop-ups until COVID shut us down. A lot of uncertainty came about trying to figure out what was going to happen to us or what the next game plan was. Our business model was literally dependent on us being completely mobile and moving from one gig to another, but with the pandemic these type of events were almost non existent due to restriction of large crowds. Many business struggled to stay afloat and some were forced to close permanently. It was definitely discouraging having to shutdown the business within the first couple months of starting it because of something that was completely out of our control, but we stayed hopeful.
After months of not being able to operate, we got the opportunity to open up a little temporary spot inside of a bookstore in the heart of Old Town Tustin which we operated from October 2020 to September 2021. It was incredible experience and it was so rewarding seeing all the support and love we received from everyone.
Before leaving the bookstore we had acquired a space right across the street which use to be a barber shop that ran for over 45 years. We worked on that space day and night until we were able to finally open our doors to the community on July 9th 2022.