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Food

Get Free Coffee And Espresso At The Café Bustelo Pop-Up Next Month

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The pop-up in Chicago (Photo via Facebook)
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The Café Bustelo pop-up will return to give out free Cuban-style coffee and espresso next month.The Café Bustelo will take place at Graffiti Café in Hancock Park from November 12-16. Guests can expect to get free Cuban-style espresso and coffee, plus enjoy live performances by Bryan Greenburg on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., and other musical guests throughout the event. There will also be the usual pop-up trappings: photo booths and swag, according to a release.

Café Bustelo will also be promoting the Café del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. The last Café Bustelo pop-up in L.A. took place last October.

Café Bustelo was founded in 1928 in the Bronx and has been a bodega staple for years, according to the NY Times. Gregario Bustelo fell in love with Cuban coffee when visiting from Spain, worked at a coffee roaster and also fell in love with a Cuban woman. The two married and Bustelo continued to work in coffee after they moved to Puerto Rico. When the U.S. began allowing Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship, the couple moved to New York. They bought a coffee roaster and eventually, were selling their brand of coffee in the neighborhoods and beyond. The company was purchased in 2000 by Rowland, a Miami-based coffee roaster founded by a Cuban immigrant, Rowland Coffee Roasters Inc., in 1961.

Get your free Café Bustelo at Graffiti Cafe at 180 S. LaBrea in Hancock Park Thursday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, November 13 through Monday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.