Home-Grown Pasadena Baristas Land at Hollywood Burbank Airport

Published : Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 12:36 PM

Jones Coffee Roasters, established by Chuck and Larry Jones in 1994 as a retail/cafe in Pasadena, have signed an agreement with the Airport’s food and beverage concessionaire, Metropolitan Culinary Services (MCS), to serve its coffee at Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Finca Dos Marias (“the farm of the two Marias”) is where Mireya Jones’ grandmother and great grandmother began producing one of the highest-grade coffee beans in the highlands of Guatemala, in the mid-1870s. The farm is recognized by leading specialty coffee organizations for its commitment to the environment and to the welfare of its worker community. Even though most the of the farm’s coffee beans are sold to other sustainability-minded coffee roasters around the country, Chuck and Larry Jones keep some of it in the family and will now share it with guests traveling through Hollywood Burbank Airport.

“My brother and I are committed to the traceability of the coffees we roast and to our grower’s sustainable farming practices,” said Larry Jones. “We believe socially responsible farms consistently produce better coffee, and we hope it encourages greater awareness of the vital role we all play in supporting an equitable, sustainable coffee industry. We’re happy to bring this fine coffee to the Hollywood Burbank Airport.”

In addition to serving up its coffee at several retail locations in Pasadena, Jones Coffee Roasters are a supplying partner of the Tournament of Roses Parade.

MCS will serve Jones Coffee at all Guy Fieri’s locations throughout the Airport, Lunch Box Bar and Grill in Terminal A pre-security, and at Wolfgang Puck Kitchen Counter in Terminal A post-security. By year end, all food and beverage locations throughout the Airport will serve Jones Coffee.

“We’re excited to bring a local brand to Hollywood Burbank Airport for our customers to enjoy and savor,” said Tammy Mora, president of MCS. “We believe this will add to the Airport’s uniqueness that customers seek out at our Airport.”

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