Our Story

 

Founded in Los Angeles

Cultivating success is our driving force. Los Angeles is a landscape of inspiration, ignition, and growth, we strive to bring our consumers the best coffee experience. As a contemporary, professional, and quality-driven boutique coffee shop, we strive to be a place where people can learn, unify, and flourish. We craft every beverage with great intention. Serving specialty coffees from Indonesia proudly, we are Barista Society.

 

Specialty Indonesian Coffee

Indonesia is the fourth largest coffee producer in the world. We bring in coffee from key regions in Indonesia such as Sumatra, Bali, Sulawesi and Aceh Gayo. The coffees we serve are directly sourced from specialty coffee farms resulting in the best quality beans from Indonesia.

 

Our Team

 

Michael Riady

CO-FOUNDER

A worldly citizen himself, Michael is Indonesian-born, but split his formative years between his native country, Indonesia and Los Angeles. In an effort to bridge the gap between the East and West in an approachable way, Michael set his sights on the coffee industry. Michael paired Indonesia’s holding as the fourth's largest coffee producer in the world with the western world’s deep love for the brew.

 

Charn Bak

CO-FOUNDER

Born and raised in what has now been coined the coffee capital of the United States. Charn founded Barista Society in 2013 in DTLA. Previously, he launched a successful cafe in Boston, Massachusetts, and has since brought his sage coffee knowledge to sunny LA. Charn now calls Los Angeles home.