Richmond's Hidden Gem - Viva Java's 33 Years of Fresh Coffee

Richmond's Hidden Gem - Viva Java's 33 Years of Fresh Coffee

Arturo Hagop, the passionate owner of Viva Java in Richmond, has been serving coffee brewed from freshly roasted beans to the community for over three decades. His unique approach includes roasting coffee beans daily in the shop, ensuring the freshest flavor for every cup. Beyond his daily offerings, Hagop has cultivated a private collection of vintage coffee beans, aged 25-29 years, which he has decided to sell for $300 per pound, believing them to age like fine wine. Despite discussing retirement, Hagop’s love for his craft keeps him going without a set timeline for stepping down. He also plans to host tasting sessions, offering a rare experience to savor brewed aged coffee.

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