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Epiphany Espresso signs on at new ABQ shipping container development

epiphanylogoALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Add coffee to the list of goodies coming to Green Jeans Farmery.

Epiphany Espresso plans to open later this spring within the new shipping container development underway at Interstate 40 and Carlisle. It will join the forthcoming Santa Fe Brewing Co. taproom, developer Roy Solomon’s hydroponic farm and what Solomon hopes is a range of other local tenants.

The new Epiphany Espresso is the brainchild of Eric Garcia and Tony Lopez, also proprietors of Albuquerque-based Epiphany Advertising.

Garcia said Lopez has 15 years of experience in the coffee world and will manage the day-to-day operations of the cafe, which will occupy two shipping containers — or 640 square feet.

Garcia said the cafe will be European-style, using organic and free trade beans roasted by Santa Fe’s Agapao Coffee.

“We want people to come and enjoy coffee in a relaxing environment and not be so in and out like Starbucks,” Garcia said Monday. “We’re not just turning customers, but (offering) a place to unwind and enjoy.”

He said Solomon is one of the agency’s clients and it made sense to continue the partnership by choosing his development for the new coffee venture.

“It’s just a unique community, and I think it will become a destination in Albuquerque,” Garcia said. “It’s the first of its kind in the state, and it will compete with other places like Nob Hill and Uptown.”