Just a few years ago, if you wanted a good cup of coffee or tea in Old Town Pasadena, there were mostly chain options. And while there are still two Starbucks locations within several blocks of each other on Colorado Boulevard, the list of homegrown cafés continues to expand with the opening of Home Brewed Bar on Arroyo Parkway.
C. Chiao Iced coffee at Home Brewed Bar
The café began offering its small, thoughtful menu specializing in cold-brewed coffees and teas on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Brian Molina, who runs Home Brewed Bar with co-owners Justin Cabebe, Dustin Salceda and Jared Williams, says they use a technique called toddy, which takes 20 to 26 hours to brew both coffee and tea. The end result is a beverage that's about 67 percent less acidic than other cups.More »