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Good People isn't really about us, but rather the people that we partner with, that starts with the team, that translates into the roasters we work with, then consequently the farms that we partner with.

In using coffee as the staple that brings these relationships together we start we putting the value of person and character before skill or talent. In considering this we are a team of hard working coffee professionals, and we intentionally add to the team people that we love vibing with, that have a true passion for people and a desire to learn the art of coffee.

GoodPeopleCoffeeCo - west l.a.

west L.a.

11609 Santa Monica Blvd 
Los Angeles, CA, 90025

8AM - 8PM Sunday - Thursday
8AM - 2AM Friday & Saturday
Public Cupping Every Sunday - 9AM

 
 

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More than a coffee shop, we are a source of learning. We provide private lessons and  one on one help and support.

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"it's my opinion that good people make good coffee"

In using coffee as the staple that brings these relationships together we start we putting the value of person and character before skill or talent. In considering this we are a team of hard working coffee professionals, and we intentionally add to the team people that we love vibing with, that have a true passion for people and a desire to learn the art of coffee.

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Chuck Herrera

Owner & Barista

Coming from a background of design and music, Chuck introduces a unique perspective to how coffee should be served and purchased. Spending several years design for the beverage industry, he quickly feel in love with third wave coffee and he spent years freelancing out of coffee shops and witnessing the energy specialty coffee brought to others as well. Chuck spent years tasting specialty coffee through his travels and playing with an AeroPress.

For thirteen years he volunteered as a music instructor for underprivileged kids in latin communities. He was able to teach dozens of middle school and high school kids music, working as a band, sound and audio set up for events and concerts and developed his own teaching techniques and methods for churches in need of a music program.

In 2013 he traveled to Kenya for the first time and quickly feel in love with the people and culture from where some of his favorite coffees come from. He started rethinking his strategy for how to bring awareness and financial support to Africa and within a year he quit his full-time job as Creative Director and started working in coffee, first roasting then focused on the art of bar work.

Chuck quickly worked his way up the coffee ranks and in 2015 moved back to Los Angeles to focus on cafe management, completion and learning the Los Angeles coffee scene. Before opening Good People he took 2nd at the 2016 Anything Goes Barista Comp, spoke at the Los Angeles Coffee Con, and is the active director of The Los Angeles TNT.

When not on bar Chuck is usually spending time with Jenna and Carter, looking for the next new killer coffee or dish, cycling or attempting to jiu jitsu

 

new locations coming soon

 

north hollywood

5161 Lankershim Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601

9AM-1PM Monday - Friday
*Coming Soon - Winter 2018

 
 

bunker hill

633 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

*Coming Spring 201