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Copa Vida Opens Downtown

Copa Vida, a community café and coffee roaster, today announced its soon-to-be grand opening of its downtown San Diego location on Oct. 17, 2015.  Located at 905 J Street, San Diego (92101), Copa Vida will be offering guests daily fresh brewed coffee, tea, espresso and an artisanal menu including pastries, sandwiches and salads.

“We are excited to bring the Copa Vida concept to San Diego,” said Steve Chang, Copa Vida’s owner and founder.  “Utilizing our success in our Pasadena location along with our experience in specialty coffee and food industry, we are looking forward to becoming part of San Diego’s community and providing guests with a neighborhood space where they can meet friends, conduct business and just come relax and enjoy the coffee/tea drinking experience.”


The Copa Vida experience has been described in three parts:

For those San Diegans on the GO, who wish to simply and quickly get their morning drink and be on their way, Copa Vida has an Honor Bar during commute hours, with daily freshly brewed coffee. Guests can bring their own cup or use one of Copa Vida. No lines, no cashier, no hassle. GO!

Copa Vida provides a beautiful space for those who wish to sit and enjoy the coffee/tea drinking process. This space was created for the community. The space focuses around the bar that highlights the skill of the barista and brewer, and the intricacies involved in properly preparing a great cup of coffee and tea. This area will also allow guests to enjoy one another’s company. So study, socialize, read news…enjoy!

Dedicated to those who are interested in taking their love affair with coffee and tea to the next level. Copa Vida will host private parties, classes – latte art and tea education, cupping events, tastings and music. Copa Vida will also feature a slow bar, allowing the coffee/tea drinker to get an intimate experience with their drink. This will also be an outlet for local artists to host their galleries, craftsmen to teach clients, and coffee lovers to host private parties.

In addition to the extensive coffee, tea and espresso menu, Copa Vida will offer an assortment of sandwiches and salads, from a Croque Madame – ham, caramelized onions, tomato, gruyere cheese, egg and béarnaise sauce – to their Signature Kale Salad – kale, red grapes, parmesan cheese, red bell pepper, sunflower seeds, red bell pepper vinaigrette, and crostini with basil aioli.

Food will be served Monday through Friday – breakfast 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and lunch/munch 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; with brunch on weekends 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The 2,800-square-foot space will also be available to host events. Demonstrations and classes will be offered next  year.

For more information, please call (619) 501-7529 or visit www.copa-vida.com. Please follow Copa Vida on Facebook.