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The Gaviña Family Coffee Legacy Starts in Cuba and Blossoms in Los Angeles


At some point or another, you’ve likely had coffee or espresso from Gaviña Gourmet Coffee. They do everything from their plant in Vernon — including roasting, packaging and shipping — and they’re found in grocery stores, specialty shops and restaurants across the Western U.S. and in Florida. In fact, if you’ve ever ordered a coffee with your potato balls at Porto’s, you were drinking Gaviña coffee. What the casual consumer may not realize is that the Gaviña family tells a classic Los Angeles immigrant story, not unlike the Porto’s family, and it begins 140 years ago in Cuba.

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