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Saturday, December 30, 2017


Growing coffee in California is still a rare adventure.  But, an ever growing and courageous band of coffee bean farmers are giving it a shot.  One example, is Good Land Organics, an exotic fruit and coffee farm overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the foothills of Santa Barbara, California. Now called Frinj Coffee, INC. the certified organic farm was founded by Jay Ruskey in 1992, Good Land Organics is now a family affair.

Together with his wife, Kristen, their children Sean, Aiden and Kasurina, and (grand)parents Jack and Nicole, the Ruskey Family has built more than just a farm. Under the Ruskey Family, Good Land Organics has become a pioneer grower of rare and exotic fruit in California, and a leader in the evolution of California as a coffee growing region.

In 2017 Good Land Organics' coffee program grew to become Frinj Coffee, INC. The name is a nod to Good Land's ability to grow coffee on the fringe of traditional coffee producing regions. These days, Frinj leads over twenty-four partner farms in California, working to develop southern California as the first specialty coffee growing region in the continental United States.  Good Land Organics is the heart, headquarters and flagship farm of Frinj Coffee.  Check website for locations serving the Frinj brand.

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii was founded in 1989 with its first store on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Today, the franchise has grown to 26 locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Japan.  Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii specializes in premium 100% American Grown Hawaiian Coffees, expertly-roasted, brewed and served at a fair price in a memorable store where you can be as unique as your perfect cup of coffee – that’s the Aloha Spirit!

        In San Diego, Bad Ass Coffee is located at
Plaza Rancho Penasquitos
9878 Carmel Mt. Rd. Ste. C
San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: 858.240.7077


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