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Meet Brandi Kirschbaum of Heartsleeves Coffee in Little Italy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandi Kirschbaum.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Brandi. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve wanted a coffee shop a coffee shop since I was 16. I finally took the leap of faith and started this shop in 2015 after training with many different baristas and meeting with coffee shop owners. I took a trip to Costa Rica and that is where I learned the origin of coffee and the Coffee cherry. I created a menu using different approaches to the average coffee to make numerous coffee concoctions. I run the bar kind of like a cocktail bar mixologist. I’m always learning new skills and improving my craft everyday.

Has it been a smooth road?
No, it’s been challenging to say the least. There have been a lot of obstacles to overcome. From relationships, to hiring, and the loss of one of my good friends who helped me build the shop and worked for me as a barista. He passed away a few short months after the shop was open.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We are an artisan craft coffee shop. All of the drinks are handcrafted. We range from traditional drinks to a different range of unique specialty beverages. We have an Alice in Wonderland with an edge theme and try to have fun with everything we do. We’re known for our specialty lattes and cold brew fusions. I’m most proud of our perseverance and dedication. I’m proud of the energy and environment we’ve created. I want everyone to leave feeling good. What sets us apart are our innovative drinks and food selection. Also, our hands-on experience we’re Coffee tour guides and having myself Brandi at the shop everyday to interact with customers. I love our customers and meeting new people.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes, but it can be very expensive so keep that in mind but San Diego is a beautiful city and we have a lot of great people and neighboring businesses here.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 621 W. Fir Street
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • Website:
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  • Instagram: Heartsleevescoffee
  • Facebook: Heartsleevescoffee

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Heartsleeves Coffee

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