What other local cafes throw coffee-tasting events?
Fullertonians now have another coffeehouse to consider: Green Bliss. As the name might suggest, the owners of Green Bliss are all about keeping it local, organic and seasonal. All of their coffee is roasted in Los Angeles, Long Beach or Redlands, and they get most of their vegetables, fruit and dairy from around here.
The interior provides an atmosphere of calm as soon as one steps inside and a little shop is incorporated into it: One can buy products from a wide array of coffee brewing utensils or books about healthy and sustainable living.
Owner Rita Ho makes sure everything runs smoothly on the business side, and kitchen aficionados Alexandra Littlejohn and Allison Tran cook up yummy treats -- from hearty, healthy breakfast bowls to flatbreads and paninis, one of which I tried. Made with artichokes, avocados and pesto, it took me about half-an-hour to realize that there wasn't any cheese in it, which is usually present in paninis.
Their mocha has the perfect balance of all ingredients as opposed to merely including the chocolate to mask the taste of the espresso. And it is made with whole milk.
Expect different types of events coming up as well: A couple of weeks ago, Green Bliss held a coffee-tasting, and on June 7th, a "Thursday Night Latte Throwdown" took place, with competing baristas traveling from as far as San Diego.
The cozy coffeehouse was packed and the first major event a success. Having already amassed a solid fan crowd, Green Bliss is sure to become a staple in downtown visitors' coffee routine.
305 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 103
Hours: (from June 18th on)
Monday -Saturday : 7a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday : 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.