Any discussion of the Los Angeles coffee scene would be incomplete without a mention of Handsome Roasters, the stalwart of the arts district that prides itself on being simple, warm, and accessible. Founded just over a year ago by Tyler Wells, Michael Phillips, and Chris Owens, the shop supplies coffee and espresso drinks to an entire community and serves as a vibrant meeting place for regulars and newcomers alike.
Film by Nathan Sage
Produced by Antonio Diaz
Music by Four Tet
While making shoes for you is what prompts our journeys abroad others are driven by their own obsessions to travel. This summer our “Have Love, Will Travel” campaign shares the stories of some of our more nomadic friends including Dave Trevena from Classic Coffee.
Like most of us Dave gets a good kick out of drinking coffee but he actually gets an even bigger buzz making java for others. Working as barista in a café allowed him to master his craft but standing behind a coffee machine six days a week was not his idea of fun.
Dave decided to take his skills mobile and offer his blend from the back of his car. He bought a 1967 VW Kombi and between shifts at the café restored the vintage wheels and fitted it out with a primo coffee machine.
So these days he works for himself and most mornings you’ll find him at the top of South Avalon headland on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, helping surf-checkers and tradies get their day rolling with his tasty mixes from Gabriel Specialty Coffee. Other times you’ll find him as far north as Byron Bay helping festival goers get through the line-up at Splendour In The Grass. Classic Coffee is coming to a car park near you soon.
Dave’s picks from the Urge Have Love, Will Travel Summer 2013 Collection include Calvin, Utah and Paros.
Follow the entire Summer campaign for Urge Footwear 2013 at http://www.urgefootwear.com