I started Achilles Coffee, named after my son, in 2015. The business started with a modest outdoor coffee cart located in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. There were days where I was literally serving customers with Achilles, my son, in my arms. (Get photo) The business has grown to include 5 San Diego area locations with a sixth to open in Carmel Valley in 2024. My wife, Alina, joined the company in 2022 as Chief Human Relationship Manager with a pivotal role in staff development and retention. It is our belief the success of Achilles Coffee hinges on its greatest asset, its team members.
It is our mission to create a special place where our team members love to come to work and can earn a living wage. In order to achieve this Achilles Coffee pays well above minimum wage and creates a track for team members to be the highest paid baristas in San Diego County.
Team member retention and development contributes to consistency of our coffee and food. It is also the catalyst for exceptional customer service. By building a great team Achilles Coffee can provide our guests with not only the best coffee and eats but also an unforgettable customer service experience.