Whether with smart vending machines, food trucks or canned coffee, Brisbane’s Little Green Cyclo won’t let a pandemic stop them from sharing Vietnamese cuisine

Little Green Cyclo was part of the Bay Area’s first wave of social media-fueled food trucks. A decade later, they had just opened their brand new bistro when restaurants were shut down due to the pandemic. Constantly inventing new ways to reach their customers, the business turned to developing a now award-winning canned Vietnamese coffee. 

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Max Fennell’s biggest run: Menlo Park triathlete and coffee CEO to run for City Council

Focused on affordable housing, the 32-year-old says he’ll speak the truth, be loud and give it 110% Max Fennell on the current moment: ‘If anything, this continues to wake something up inside of myself.’ (Photo by Charles Russo) Max Fennell has made a name for himself as a triathlete and entrepreneur living in Menlo Park. Now he’s planning to run for the City Council’s District 3 seat on a platform aimed at ...

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The unlikely rise of Saltwater Bakery

How one mom’s search to help her daughter grew into a sweet new gluten-free bakery in Pacifica Coffee on the Coast: Saltwater Bakery owner Tawnya Marsh. (Photo by Charles Russo) What do sweat, tears, the ocean and a gluten-free bakery have in common? Salt and water. Tawnya Marsh, founder of Pacifica’s Saltwater Bakery, says the name is no coincidence— she’s poured a lot of sweat and tears into opening the bakery, which, on clear days, offers ...

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Craft caffeine: The inspiration behind Voyager Coffee’s unusual brews

Mixing it up at Voyager Craft Coffee: @amadeu_cruz We’ve all had “third wave coffee” (trust us, you have) but how do you build on a cappuccino with grass-fed cream-top milk and heart-shaped foam art? The owners of Voyager Craft Coffee in Santa Clara, Sam Shah and Lauren Burns, think they have an answer: unusual flavor pairings and homemade ingredients on a base of top-notch beans. These are not your average cups ...

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