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Pinholita Coffee Van

Ojai, CA

https://www.pinholecoffee.com/
Pinhole Coffee, a woman owned coffee shop from San Francisco, brings its unique blend of quality coffee and local art to the streets of Ojai with the battery-powered Pinholita Coffee Van. Their artisanal approach to coffee culture shines through each meticulously crafted cup, from bold, single-origin espressos to velvety lattes, all emblematic of their commitment to top-tier, ethically-sourced coffee. Central to Pinhole's dedication is the precise science of coffee brewing, calibrating each coffee's time, temperature, and weight to ensure optimal flavors.

10k

WATT-HOURS

6k/12k

WATTS/PEAK WATTS

16,785

ANNUAL CO2 EMISSIONS SAVED

$11,824

5-Year Savings

$28,308

10-year Savings
OWNER(S)
JoEllen Depakakibo
YEAR FOUNDED
2023 (Pinhole est. 2014)
WHY DID YOU START A FOOD TRUCK?
I opened my cafe Pinhole Coffee in San Francisco in 2014. The intention was to stimulate senses with Coffee, Art & Community. My wife and I had a baby June 2020, the beginning of the Pandemic, and it didn't take long to make the decision to move close to her family in Ojai Valley. I wanted to sustain my cafe in San Francisco as well as have an extension of that magic down in Ojai. So the dream of Pinholita Coffee Van started, and the manifestation of it continues.
WHAT'S ON YOUR FOOD TRUCK MENU? WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS CUISINE?
Our menu is a paired down version of our cafe's offering of espresso drinks. I've been in specialty coffee since 2002, so it's important to me to serve quality drinks utilizing time, temperature and weight. There are so many coffee roasters in Ventura County, and I aim to highlight all of them by rotating them periodically. I'll have additional non coffee wellness drinks like Hibiscus and Matcha lattes.
WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF BEING A FOOD TRUCK OPERATOR?
Being able to drive to different and diverse communities. It's interesting to be. a part of those communities when I set up, even if it's just for a few hours.
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR TRUCK/MENU?
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH JOULE CASE AND YOUR NEW BATTERY SYSTEM?
I'm grateful to have an intelligent and handy father-in-law, Neil, who has helped me figure out our battery system with Joule Case. I was impressed that we were able to make it work, and it wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be, in the long run cheaper than a gas generator.

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