PASADENA, Calif. – Whether you prefer an old fashioned drip or a French press, chances are coffee is your drink of choice every morning. Chuck Jones is riding the third wave of coffee as Los Angeles steeps in a coffee renaissance.
“I think that the coffee is really about being a catalyst to building a neighborhood and bringing people together for whatever reason they might want to be together, whether it’s to talk about politics or to talk about science or art or music,” said Jones.
He founded Jones Coffee Roasters in Pasadena as a wholesale business in 1994, but his family has been growing coffee in Guatemala for the last five generations. Jones got his first taste of the coffee business at the age of five after visiting the family farm.