Gaviña-Owned Don Francisco’s Opening Chic First Roastery Cafe in DTLA https://t.co/y4a7NeCJwP
The third-generation-owned wholesale roaster celebrates its 50th anniversary in business this year. The Gaviña family left Spain for southern Cuba in 1870 where they settled into the mountains and established the coffee estate Hacienda Buenos Aires, where Don Francisco Gaviña was born. Don Francisco worked on the farm his whole life, and his children worked there as well before moving to the United States to launch the roasting business in Los Angeles in 1967. Gaviña family members continue to run the coffee business today, as it turns a corner into direct-to-consumer retail with the Los Angeles café.