June 01, 2019 3 min read


The interplay between the cycling/active lifestyle communities and cafe culture has always been at the core of 10 Speed Coffee and is what makes it truly unique. Whether coming or going, beginning or ending an adventure, or getting a little work done in a dynamic and inviting environment, 10 Speed Coffee serves as your personal local base camp. Their responsible sourcing practices and micro batch roasting ensure that they consistently produce nothing but the highest quality coffee. In support of the community that they serve, a percentage of every purchase goes back into the pursuit of growing cycling culture.

10 Speed encourages you to Drink It In, which is their way of urging you to consume each day and live life to its fullest. The very first 10 Speed Coffee opened up next to a bike shop in Hood River Oregon, acting as a social hub for the cycling and coffee community. Now, 10 Speed Coffee is roasted in one of the premier riding locations in the world at a complex known as Pedalers Fork in Calabasas. This location holds perhaps the most unique layout we’ve ever enjoyed a brew at, and it instantly became a favorite of ours. It includes spacious outdoor seating alongside a bike repair station coupled with a clean yet bustling indoor area serving not only as a roastery and café, but also as a full-service restaurant and yoga studio! They also serve delicious brews out of a sleek shop located in Santa Monica that we strongly encourage you to check out. Their cafés strive to be a dynamic and inclusive part of your active lifestyle, making the indoors feel like the outdoors. 

10 Speed Coffee definitely reaches a top placement on our list of aesthetically pleasing coffee brands. As our members will soon discover, their bags are beautiful beyond belief and once you visit their shop, you'll be able to experience the incredibly beautiful environments they've created.

Their aesthetic is the first true rival we've encountered to the aesthetic of Redondo Beach's The Boy & The Bear, which is run by an owner who is a graphic designer at heart and thus places a high regard on the design of every part of The Boy & The Bear brand.

The Kickstand Blend is 10 Speed’s signature coffee blend, comprising of a 50-50 split of responsibly sourced beans from Guatemala and Ethiopia. These washed process beans are micro-roasted to perfection by 10 Speed in Calabasas – creating a blend perfect for any brewing method – espresso, drip, pour over, French press, or even cold brew. They also offer single-origin coffee options, including a delicious Costa Rican brew that we recommend you check out.

Head Roaster Michael Garcia deserves some serious praise for the coffee they are putting out- he's roasting it to perfection and it's amongst LA's best. Similarly, Head of Operations and Branding Gideon Kleinman has done an excellent job of propelling a consistent brand with admirable values to consumers across their locations. Whether you're brewing at home, headed on a bike ride, or looking for a spot to get some work done, we recommend you pedal over to 10 Speed Coffee.

Calabasas - Roastery & Café: 23504 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302

Santa Monica Café: 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

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