26 May '12, 1pm
Meeting The Roaster: Arne Holt of Caffe Calabria: Born and raised in Seattle where a coffee cart stood on every
Meeting The Roaster: Arne Holt of Caffe Calabria by Barbara Zaragoza Turning San Diego into a coffee capital, one roast at a time. "Roasting coffee is a culinary art," says Arne Holt, owner of Caffe Calabria in North Park. With ten different blends sold to 150 grocery stores and cafes, Arne runs not only a wholesale roasting company, but a popular cafe. Arne started out with a coffee cart at Grossmont Hospital in 1991. Born and raised in Seattle where a coffee cart stood on every street corner, Arne spent many years in the food business before coming down to San Diego. He noticed the city had no coffee culture at the time, so he wanted to break open the business. Once he established his coffee cart, he tried his hand at roasting. "My coffee turned out terrible," Arne recalls. By 1995 he expanded, opening another cart in Mission Valley as well as a wholesale roasting factor...