Our Story

When Darren and Sandra met in 2002, they discovered that they had a lot of things in common, including their love for coffee. Plans were made to open their own shop and café soon after they married, but God had plans for them, too, so instead, they grew their family and built a life in La Verne, where they have lived for almost 25 years.

Now that the kids are grown and life is full of blessings, the Harlows re-ignited their old dream, and have built this little espresso bar with much love. Their hope is that French Press is a place where old friends, new friends, and yet-to-be-introduced friends and their families can gather; to bring community, connection, and of course, great coffee, to the place we call home…one cup at a time!

We value our local resources, and do our best to offer products from small vendors. We invite you to contact us if you would like to offer your creations in our business, or know someone whose work and efforts you’d like to see displayed and sold.