I am originally from Mexico City, but mostly grew up in Temecula. At that time Temecula was definitely not the beautiful bustling town that it is today. In the last few years when I go and visit my family I have noticed that the craft coffee scene started to develop in this little town…. and I cannot be more excited. The days of Starbucks and donut shop coffee are over.
During the holidays a friend took me to try The Press Espresso. This is a little micro-roaster located in Temecula’s old town. The outside of the shop maintained the vintage feel that most of the shops there offer, giving you the feel of the wild wild west.
Once you walk in, you are met with a beautiful decorated space that invites you to sit and enjoy your coffee. Their menu is very inclusive – offering espresso and various brewing methods, as well as sweeter drink options that are perfectly balanced.
During our visit we tried their cortado, americano, and brown sugar latter. They were all just amazing, no complaints. The cortado was smooth and balanced, espresso and milk mixing perfectly. The americano was clean and with no bitterness. The brown sugar latte, was prepared in a way where the sugar complemented the espresso instead of hiding it. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the latte after drinking much stronger espresso options.
At the end of my visit I ended up buying some beans to take home with me – currently they are only offering Ethiopian, with other options to come soon. This is a great option if you are visiting Temecula or if you live there. There are still some other options that I I have to check out from this specialty coffee wave that hit this small town, but so far The Press Espresso is definitely hitting the mark.
Purist scale: 3.5 sips out of 5
Decor: 4.5 sips out of 5
Location: 4 sips out of 5
The Press Espresso
41920 6th St D
Temecula, CA 92590