Alana was founded by Eric Stogsdill and Erin Ward. Eric has been involved in the specialty coffee industry for over 10 years. He honed his roasting skills and thoughtful bean sourcing over years working in farmers markets around Los Angeles. He planted the seed for Alana’s store front through his years cultivating a fan base at farmers markets. He’s passionate about coffee and reggae.
Erin and Eric met and an idea was born to create a retail space that offered on site coffee roasting in Mar Vista. Erin was able to raise the capital and gather the necessary folk to create a retail store for Alana’s. The goal for Alana’s is to create a warm neighborhood gathering space with sustainably grown seasonal coffee roasted on site in small batches.