26 Jun '14, 7pm

In The Company of Percy Ramirez At Compañía de Café

In The Company of Percy Ramirez At Compañía de Café

But I knew from a certain point that I would have to work here. I didn’t have the documentation to go to university. I went to community college briefly, but didn’t finish, and started working at Porto’s , a Cuban bakery in Glendale. I started very young, working during the holidays. One of the owners, his name is Raul Porto, and the pastry chef, Tony Salazar, they were my mentors man. I came in and wanted to be a baker, but that wasn’t going to work out. I wasn’t experienced. But they were just opening up a cafe, had just expanded, so they sort of gave me the opportunity to run the coffee program. Raul was like “I want you to do some research, tell us what to do better,” and the more I did that, the more I realized we had to change a lot. And I ended up saying, “Hey, you’ve got to change all this stuff.” And they kind of looked at me like, ‘Hey, we’ve been doing this for ...

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Today Intelligentsia Coffee Inc. announced the completion of a transition plan by naming James McLaughlin as President, su...