For Christian Galindo, his current coffee endeavor started with farmers markets and in Guatemala.

Galindo has extended family in the Central American country, where he obtains coffee beans to roast. Being someone who enjoys roasting and drinking coffee, he decided to start selling it at the markets—which eventually turned into starting a coffee shop in Rancho Mission Viejo’s Village of Esencia.

“I’ve been drinking our coffee since I was a child,” Galindo said. “My uncle started producing what’s known as natural coffee, and I was able to taste a distinct quality in that coffee—a lot more complex, more beautiful, more interesting.”