25 Feb '15, 8pm

It's my honor to e Part of Highwire Coffee's family!

It's my honor to e Part of Highwire Coffee's family!

Oakland, Calif. specialty-coffee roaster Highwire Coffee Roasters has purchased Local 123 , a Berkeley, Calif. cafe with a loyal following, a reputation for excellence, and a great staff. Frieda Hoffman, co-founder of Local 123, tells us that she approached Highwire owners Robert Myers, Rich Avella, and Eric Hashimoto early in 2015 about her wish to see Local 123 grow and expand into what she believes it can become. She “was looking for experienced, down-to-earth folks who would enthusiastically pursue the level of coffee quality that has been focal to the business from the outset.” Local 123’s cozy interior, breezy patio, and top-quality food and coffee have made the Berkeley retailer one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most talked-about cafes. Highwire happened to have been scouting second locations, so the timing was perfect. Highwire officially takes ownership on March...

Full article: http://baristamagazine.com/blog/?p=16130

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