Today’s Vibe …Coffee.
Lots of Coffee
This episode rounds out the final days of Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and it’s been a month of celebrations, advocacy, food and yes, coffee. Tracy & Maxine welcome Emerson Haro of Farm Cup coffee to the podcast to share his unique entrepreneurial journey with his partner Tony and his love affair with a certain 60’s French truck named Sunny. More on that later.
We eagerly await June 15 to determine what life here in Los Angeles (and WeHo) will look like as things continue to unfold. For those of you who don’t know, Tracy started this podcast to really share what was happening in the City with our favorite restaurants, hotels and small businesses. Lauren lent her point of view and knowledge of what was happening in the City and continues to make sure that their Instagram is full of daily deals and insider tips. Last on the mic was Maxine, who was the most COVID-conservative of the trio who has since been back on the scene as of March 13 – post vax.
Thank you to Nick and La Peer Hotel for hosting an intimate reception for previous WKWH guests, sponsors and supporters on May 23rd to celebrate one year of creating content and receiving an award from Mayor Lindsey Horvath. Guests were treated to chilled rosé on the patio and James Peter Henry opened his art-filled studio to the courtyard. That put a wrap on Season 1.
Welcome to Season 2.
Food: Amarone Kitchen & Wine, Bottega Louie, Cavatina (@Sunset Marquis), Cecconi’s, Conservatory, E.P. & L.P., Guisados, Hi Tops Bar, Irv’s Burger Pop Up (@Summer Social Club), Merois (@Pendry West Hollywood), Olivetta (@ Kimpton La Peer Hotel) Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee, PUMP Restaurant Lounge, Shake Shack, Soulmate, St. Felix, Ta-Ke Sushi Restaurant, The Abbey Food & Bar, Tokyo Nights pop up (@ La Peer)
Health & Fitness: ARTHA, DOGPOUND, Le Parc Suite Hotel, Speir Pilates
To Do: Born This Way Mural on Robertson Blvd, Melrose Rooftop Theater (@E.P. & L.P.), One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival
Celebrations: Lady Gaga at The Abbey celebrating their 30 year anniversary and her Born This Way Foundation, LA Pride, WeHo Pride, We Know WeHo One Year Anniversary
WeHo Adjacent: All Day Baby, ACE Hotel, Cara Hotel, Chi Spacca, Wayfarer
Guest Pics: Bottega Louie, Zinque, Rainbow District
Our Guest This Week: Emerson Haro of Farm Cup Coffee
Open: 7 am – 3 pm starting June 5th at 7748 Santa Monica Blvd (@ Genesee)
Fresh off a recent ribbon cutting and soft opening with Mayor Lindsey Horvath, Emerson takes a moment to chat about Farm House coffee, starting a business with his partner and tips on how to make that work and his ethical approach to opening a coffee business on the heels of the pandemic.
In 2017, founders Tony and Emerson took their very first trip as a couple to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. While they were there, they passed by a VW camper outfitted as a mobile coffee shop. They didn’t pay too much attention to it at the time, but it planted the seed to what would become Farm Cup Coffee.