The Press Espresso opens 3rd location

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The Press Espresso opens a new location inside the historic Wolf Store adobe at Vail Headquarters in Temecula. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo

The Press Espresso opened their third cafe location at 32115 Temecula Parkway in Vail Headquarters in Temecula Tuesday, May 5. Their other locations are at 28601 Old Town Front St., Suite F, in Old Town Temecula and at 24619 Washington Ave., Suite 102, in downtown Murrieta.

The Vail Headquarters location occupies the space that was previously Augie’s Coffee and A La Minute. The shop’s relaxing atmosphere features lots of greenery to keep customers feeling cool, calm and collected. The Press Espresso also features work from local artists such as The Sivan Collection, Lazy Daisy Pies, Fire and Mud Studios and custom merchandise such as shirts, hats and bandanas at all three of their locations.

The Press Espresso’s Instagram account shared a photo to remind the cafe’s customers of the new location’s “grand” opening.

“It might not be super grand,” according to the post’s caption. “But that’s OK, we look forward to serving you in this new space.”

The company has also relaunched its banana foster latte, a popular spring-inspired latte featuring a housemade syrup consisting of banana, brown sugar and rum.

The new location is next to the cookhouse, retail stores and a pottery studio, making for a great picnic spot or shopping date with friends. The Tuesday farmers market has been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, along with many other festivals and gatherings.

“My favorite part is the community surrounding Vail Headquarters. I am so excited to be by my favorite restaurants, especially vegan tacos from Amo Nakatl Asada,” Rocky Norris, a barista at The Press Espresso, said. “Plus, new chapters are always exciting.”

Opening a new business during a global pandemic comes with its challenges. The owners of the Press Espresso said they are grateful for their customers, artists and staff who have made it worthwhile.

Noah Lopez, founder of The Sivan Collection, said he is excited for the future of The Press Espresso.

“Each segment of the store tells its own story from when you order till when you get your drink. The shop is an open canvas,” Lopez said.

Lopez’s candles are carefully curated to capture the scents of the most popular drinks served at The Press Espresso, which are for sale at all three locations along with many new scents coming soon. He also creates hand sanitizers and room sprays.

The Press Espresso currently serves a wide variety of coffee, tea, pastries and small-bites, including options for those who are vegan or gluten-free.

The Press Espresso management expressed their gratitude on Instagram, saying, “It’s just a little harder to communicate with our masks on and for you to see us smile, we want you to know we value having you drop by.”

Samantha Cox can be reached by email at valleystaff@reedermedia.com.