Groundwork News

Get Behind Us Beach Cleanup: August Edition

Venice Beach Cleanup

Can you believe it? It’s already time for our last community beach cleanup of 2017! Join Groundwork and Kassia + Surf on Sunday, August 20 at the Venice Breakwater — from 9 am to noon.

As always, we’ll be bringing the the drinks, snacks, and prizes. And as always, we also ask that, while we’ll be providing cups, you please bring your own.

Put on some sunscreen, grab some friends, and get behind us as we tend to our backyard!

A Back-to-School Bonanza!

Knock Knock Back to School Bonanza

It’s back-to-school time already, and we’re partnering with Knock Knock Stuff, Skybuds, Out of Print Clothing, and LeSportsac on a very special promotional giveaway.

Here’s how it works: From August 10-17, go to and enter to win.

What Groundwork goodies might you win, you ask? A branded Contigo mug, or maybe a six-month coffee subscription. Then again, you just might claim a $70 gift card. (Think of all the coffees, teas, and merch that would buy . . .) Be sure to enter. And good luck!

The Importance of Organics: Panel with Small Bites + Sips

The Value of Organic Coffee

Next Wednesday, August 16th, at Feastly VeniceLIVESTRONG.COM is hosting an exclusive evening of organic small plates from Chef Louis Pechan and organic wine tasting from Ampelos Cellars while a panel of experts, including Groundwork’s chief coffee guy Jeff Chean, lead a conversation about the importance of organics in food and coffee. 

Other panelists include: James Arthur Smith, Co-Founder Omega Blue Seafood, Kippy Miller, Founder and CEO Kippy's Ice Cream ShopAnthony Goodwin, Culinary Director at Superba Food & BreadDanika Brysha, Curve model and Founder & CEO of Model MealsPeter Work, Winemaker and Co-Founder at Ampelos Cellars , Jay Ruskey of Good Land Organics coffee farm in Santa Barbara , and Sarah Endline, CEO and Founder of sweetriot. The discussion will be moderated by Jess Barron, VP & GM of LIVESTRONG.COM.

Tickets are available here, we hope to see you there! 


Dear DTLA . . .

After more than ten years on 2nd and Main, it’s time to bid farewell to our DTLA café. But fear not: Our coffee truck will be parked out front to fulfill all of your Groundwork needs. We’ll also be serving up all of your favorites at our nearby Arts District location on Traction Ave., per usual. Be sure to stop by!

Groundwork Cafes Now at Whole Foods Market 365

Groundwork Coffee in 365 by Whole Foods Market in Santa Monica

We’re beyond excited to announce that Groundwork is opening cafés in not one, but two brand-new 365 by Whole Foods markets. At our 365 Lake Oswego spot, opening this Friday, we’ll be serving our full beverage menu, plus fresh baked goods. Meanwhile, our 365 Santa Monica location, set to open on August 9, will offer our full beverage menu, house-made baked goods, grab-and-go items, and complete made-to-order food menu. Best of all, by growing in L.A. and Portland, we can continue to provide the Groundwork faithful with the finest in locally roasted, certified organic goodness!