downtown los angeles, historic core

New Tierra Mia Coffee Adds Latino Flavor to “Coffee Row” in Downtown LA

Tierra Mia Coffee is now open at 7th and Spring in Downtown LA

Over the last week, the topic of “coffee” has been more salient than usual in the Historic Core in Downtown LA. As many residents on Spring Street found out last Sunday, Starbucks will be replacing the Stereoline music store at 6th and Spring. And just a few days before that announcement, another cafe had just opened up at 7th and Spring called Tierra Mia Coffee. Altogether, there are a half dozen cafes along Spring Street from 4th to 7th (three blocks) forming a bona fide “Coffee Row,” including: Tierra Mia Coffee, Coffee Bar, Starbucks (coming soon), Syrup Desserts, Spring for Coffee, and Groundfloor Cafe.

With so much competition (more choices = good for the consumer), each cafe will have to stand out in their own way to attract a following of loyal coffee drinkers. Newcomer Tierra Mia Coffee, which replaced Night Toast, stands out with a Latino flavor, literally. Most of the beans are sourced from Latin American countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, and Peru. With four other locations in the Los Angeles area, their beans are roasted in their Pico Rivera location.

Tierra Mia Coffee offers their signature drinks including: Mocha Mexicano, Horchata Latte, Coco Loco Latte, Cubano con Leche, Horchata Frappe and Mojito Mint Tea Lemonade.

In addition to coffee, Tierra Mia also offers a diverse range of pastries (strawberry cheese danish, chocolate croissant, guava cheese), which are baked in their Huntington Park location and delivered fresh to their Downtown LA location.

Business hours are 6:30 am to 10 pm seven days a week.

Tierra Mia Coffee offers Mocha Mexicano, Horchata Latte, Coco Loco Latte, Cubano con Leche, Horchata Frappe and Mojito Mint Tea Lemonade

Tierra Mia Coffee of the Day

A variety of fresh pastries to go with that coffee

La Marzocco Strada and Mazzer grinders used to “create third wave espressos”

Pictures of coffee beans sourced from Central America are hung on the wall

“The best coffee comes from my land.”

New umbrellas along with tables and chairs have been put out for Tierra Mia Coffee customers, helping to activate the sidewalk along Spring Street

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9 Comments

  1. sebastian says

    I just love it when they activate the sidewalk with tables and umbrellas. It give the area a sense of comfortability, and enjoyment. It makes me want to stop and hang out there for a while.

  2. Funny how everybody complains about Starbucks opening on Spring, but nobody freaks out that this coffee shop will compete with the others.

    • brudy says

      Well, it’s not so much about preserving CoffeeBar or whichever, but more about the current independent makeup of Spring St. Tierra Mia (which is good, btw) brings something different to the street, while still being independent.

  3. Harold says

    Mr. Yen:
    You make me fall in love with and miss DTLA (I moved out of DTLA a little over a year ago back to east coast) more and more with each article! Keep up the great work!

  4. Alika says

    Great new addition to the neighborhood! (I only hope they will replace their ugly, office-style fluorescent lighting with something a little more conducive to eating/drinking/relaxing.)

  5. CHEMA says

    LOOOVEEE the Mocha Mexicano, super rich Mexican chocolate :)

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