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Industrial Grind Coffee is a women veteran owned and operated Micro Roaster and Coffee Shop located in San Diego, California. We have a passion for quality and the desire to bring the very best to our customers. We opened our first coffee shop in 2011 and created a treasure the world needs to taste. From our roaster to your taste buds, Industrial Grind Coffee will enhance the way you drink coffee.

Our original funky little coffee shop is located in Hillcrest on the corner of Park and University. We make everything from the espresso, to the drink flavors, to the gluten free pastries. We would love to serve you, so stop by and say hi!   Our second location opened on October 1st in Tierrasanta, right off the 15 and the 52.  We have all the same items you've grown to love, along with breakfast sandwiches and more pastries. Our newest location, on University in Hillcrest is now open as well.

Thank you for shopping local and supporting small businesses.

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About the owners:

Kathy retired from the US Navy in October 2010 after proudly serving 30 years. Her business partner, Barb has proudly served 20 years in both active duty and reserves. They had always dreamed of having a coffee shop, and with the ending of their military careers it was time to make that dream happen. On February 14, 2011 Industrial Grind Coffee was born and has been thriving ever since. In 2012, roasting was added to the list and about that same time, gluten free pastries and house made powders were added as well. The possibilities are endless with these amazing business owners. Stay tuned to see what they come up with next!

"The Chief Blend"

On 26 January 2014 at 1300 hours, 16 Chiefs met at Industrial Grind Coffee in San Diego California as Plank-owners of "The Chief Blend". Five single origin coffees were brewed pour over style. The Chiefs tasted and ranked each coffee on a scale of 1 to 5. The scores were tallied and the top two coffees were blended, brewed and re-tasted. We commissioned "The Chief", a blend of Indonesian and African coffees. This flavorful blend is a perfect representation of a bold and diverse community of Chiefs! By drinking "The Chief" you have graduated from a drinker of bilge slime, muddy water and slurpng silt to a refined drinker of coffee. Bravo-Zulu!



 

 



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