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August 3, 2018 (La Mesa) -- Daniel Charlson, owner and founder of Dark Horse Coffee Roasters (http://www.darkhorsecoffeeroasters.com) has recently announced that their 4th location in San Diego will open its doors on August 10, 2018, at 4350 Palm Ave, La Mesa, San Diego.

This location opens to the public at 6:30am serving in-house roasted coffee along with their popular specialty drinks and house made donuts, waffles and toast. The cafe is located off Spring Street on Palm Avenue, and features plenty of parking - adjacent to Collier Park.

“We’re stoked to have found a spot in La Mesa,” says Daniel Charlson, owner. “La Mesa has long been on our radar, and we’re excited to offer a more convenient location for our La Mesa and El Cajon customers. We look forward to meeting the community, too, providing coffee and our knowledgeable, friendly service.”

Since opening their first location in 2013, Dark Horse has steadily built their customer base by serving a wide variety of single-origin Direct-Trade coffees in pour over and whole bean form, along with one of San Diego’s best cold brews. Additional specialty drinks include the beloved “Champ”- a delicious honey and cinnamon concoction, the Salted Maple and Matcha lattes. Baristas take their espresso seriously, providing a slightly sweet, well-rounded, and full bodied extraction. The La Mesa location features the popular “Skinny Donuts”, sweet and savory Liege hand waffles, and specialty toasts.

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters sources their coffees through Direct-Trade, meaning their roasting team has travelled to Ethiopia, Guatemala, Colombia and Kenya to personally meet the farmers, and create sustainable relationships for both parties and the years to come. Charlson plans more sourcing trips later this year.

Opening day specials include a free donut with purchase for the first 50 customers and a 50 cent off purchase with a check-in on Yelp.

This 4th location is the furthest east of the four San Diego Dark Horse locations. The other popular locations include North Park, Normal Heights and Golden Hill.

Location information:

4350 Palm Ave. La Mesa, CA 91941

Hours, M-F 6:30am-6:30pm // Sat & Sun 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.



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