chella ella ella
There will be music and there will be coffee!
Each spring, Indio’s Polo Grounds becomes an enclave of sun-filled and often dusty adventures, where people gather from the nation over to hear a line-up of musical acts across three days. If you are a music lover, the fun of this event is just that, to hear music that you love for days and hours straight.
Each day is buffered by art installations, curated dining experiences, brand activations and of course those surprise musical guests and up to the minute updates like the recently announced Sunday Service by Kanye West and Childish Gambino’s drop of Guava Island with Rihanna after his performance, available on Amazon Prime.
Music usually begins at noon into the late night and early morning of the next day. There’s everyone to hear like Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals – they just dropped a new album today – Billie Eilish, Blood Orange, Calypso Rose, Childish Gambino – Guava Island will stream on Amazon after his performance – DJ Snake, Emily King, Four Tet, H.E.R. Idris Elba – Cheer up Charlie now streaming – Kid Kudi, Maggie Rogers, Mr Eazi, Pusha T, RY X, Sir, Solange,Tierra Whack and Virgil Abloh among dozen others.
Here at The Coffeetographer, the culture is always excited to see how coffee contributes to culture, especially at a musical event like where one needs more than food endure this sonic marathon, they need coffee.
In general admission there is LAMILL Coffee and Peets. In VIP there is Venice based Menotti’s. Let’s take a closer look at the two independents helping to hold festival-goers down.
A Los Angeles’ local and family-owned, LAMILL Coffee has four locations which includes a roastery and its growing tea brand. Sourcing coffee from Central America, South America and Africa festival goers can expect a refreshing experience along the flavor wheel of refreshing, fruity and chocolate.
Making a cameo at Coachella since 2016, Venice established Menotti’s who recently took over a walk-up window shop in Hollywood and is poised to open another space in Culver City, returns again and to VIP. This year those donning the VIP wristband can quench their desert thirst with this menu of drinks according to co-owner Derek, “Spanish Latte, Spanish Latte (Vegan), The Espresso & Tonic and The Big O (oat milk, vsl with activated charcoal).” These are sure to keep you wholly energized for three days of music in the valley.
Update: 04/18/2019 Japanese sandwich inspired Konbi is serving cold brew.