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Coffee Kombucha launch at Caffe Luxxe

Caffe Luxxe has introduced a Coffee Kombucha, dubbed “The Original Coffee Kombucha”.

Los Angeles’ homegrown leaders of the third wave coffee movement, the Caffe Luxxe team led by Co-owners Mark Wain and Gary Chau, have steadily expanded to seven Caffes and a roastery since first opening in Santa Monica in 2006.

After months of testing and brewing this unique coffee-based kombucha made with their own Montenero Coffee, the duo has surprised even themselves with the launch of their first bottled beverage.

The Original Coffee Kombucha is a healthy, living, probiotic coffee drink made with only three natural ingredients – kombucha culture, Caffe Luxxe Montenero Coffee, and raw brown sugar. Brewed with coffee instead of tea, it retains the probiotic benefits of a living kombucha, while offering the buzz and unique flavor profile of coffee.

“Our Coffee Kombucha applies the same handcrafted approach we bring to our other beverages, but delivers something a bit unexpected,” says Mark Wain, Co-Founder and President. “It has a flavor profile with a hint of coffee on the front end, a cola-caramel mid-note, and a classic tart and semi-sweet sharpness on the finish. Probably its most unique characteristic is a richer, more decadent mouthfeel balanced by a refreshing effervescence.”

The Original Coffee Kombucha is currently available at all seven Caffe Luxxe locations from Montecito to Long Beach. 16oz bottles retail for $6.

To learn more about The Original Coffee Kombucha visit www.living.coffee.

Submitted by Christina Gilmour

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Santa Monica Resident Wins Prestigious Award

Susan Rosenthal of Santa Monica (District IX Director and Santa Monica Chapter, DAR member) has received a prestigious state award. On Friday, March 5, 2021, Susan will receive the “2021 Outstanding DAR Service for Veterans Award” from the California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She will now move on to the national competition.

This honor preserves her American Revolutionary Patriot’s legacy, Thomas

Moore II, along with those in her family who have served in the military for

centuries. She graciously dedicates her time to veterans in need. By promoting veteran education and endeavors, Susan Rosenthal has made a profound difference in both the DAR Society and the VA spirit.

“Susan’s enthusiasm and dedication to serving veterans is an inspiration to others,” states Diane Jenkins, Regent of the Santa Monica Chapter, DAR.

Susan oversees six DAR chapters, from Malibu to Hollywood. She is also the Veterans Affairs of Voluntary Service (VAVS) representative at the West LA VA, where she is involved in many activities such as the Compassionate Contact Corps. Susan is also active in the Mindful Veteran Project, which supports veterans’ wellbeing by empowering them to cultivate their inner strength, thus improving their quality of life. This unwavering dedication has earned her the “2021 Outstanding DAR Volunteer for Veterans Award” in California.

The Santa Monica Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized on May 17, 1906, and seeks to follow the guidelines of the National DAR, as a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service

organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, service to veterans, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Diane Jenkins at 310-456-4966 or email regentsantamonica@gmail.com.

Submitted by Diane Jenkins