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October 08, 2021

Eureka 265: Frinj Coffee

Jay Ruskey is the founder of Frinj Coffee, a company he started on his family’s Santa Barbara farm with the aim of helping to make California the next speciality coffee growing hotbed. In 2002 the farmer and agronomist planted a […]

October 01, 2021

Is your coffee made in the US? Not likely, but that could change

The U.S. consumes and imports more coffee than any other country in the world. But could a nation full of coffee drinkers ever grow a significant portion of its own here? Maybe. In California, there’s a domestic coffee farming initiative […]

August 19, 2021

Good Land Organics – Geisha – FRINJ Coffee

California grown coffee. Didn’t know that was a thing, did you? It wasn’t until fairly recently when Good Land Organics, home of FRINJ Coffee, became the first commercial coffee farm in the mainland United States. In addition to passion fruit, […]

August 05, 2021

Meet Jay Ruskey | Co-Founder and CEO of FRINJ Coffee

We had the good fortune of connecting with Jay Ruskey and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Jay, what was your thought process behind starting your own business? When I was a teenager I worked a lot of jobs, one […]

July 01, 2021

Summer Farm Tours at Frinj Coffee in Goleta

Jay Ruskey Shows Off Eclectic Property, Pours Top-Shelf Coffee for Guests About 20 years ago, Jay Ruskey planted a coffee tree at his Good Land Organics avocado ranch on the western edge of Goleta, where the foothills glide into the […]

June 26, 2021

From avocados to coffee beans: One California farmer makes the shift

Ambitious growers from San Diego to Santa Barbara are putting in coffee plants — and some think beans might be the next big thing for the region. Jay Ruskey, owner of Good Land Organics, is credited as one of the […]

June 15, 2021

FRINJ theory: Goleta-based coffee company expands

Jay Ruskey, CEO and founder of Frinj Coffee, pours a cup of coffee meticulously. He measures the grounds and the water to get the perfect cup. California may seem like an odd place to grow coffee. But it once was […]

June 07, 2021

Out and About: Mraz Family Farms

When you think of Temecula you think of wine, right? Of course in San Diego we’ve got our craft beer, but up in the North County, there’s something else getting you buzzed with a little help from singer…

May 19, 2021

Musician, O’side farmer Jason Mraz elevates SoCal coffee

Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Mraz’s passion for coffee first bloomed during his early days playing music in San Diego coffee shops. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the 43-year-old Oceanside artist in recent years has added a new […]