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August 22, 2001
--Daily Pilot staff Memorial services for coffee mogul and Costa Mesa resident Carl Diedrich will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waldorf School of Orange County. Diedrich, who died July 31 at his Costa Mesa home from complications of Parkinson's disease, was 86. The native of Magdeburg, Germany, decided to continue the coffee lineage of his wife, Inga Zeitz, and founded Diedrich Coffee in a single-car garage on South Bristol Street in Costa Mesa.
BUSINESS
By Ana Facio Contreras | September 18, 2006
Costa Mesa residents Marek and Joel Kazibwami were not happy when they learned that their favorite coffee house, Diedrich Coffee on West Baker Street, will be replaced by a Starbucks store next year. The two men learned Friday that Diedrich Coffee sold its 47 stores to Starbucks for $13.5 million. According to a written statement from the Irvine-based company, the sale of the stores was made so Diedrich executives can focus on the wholesale coffee bean business. "I think it's tragic that a large company like Starbucks is buying out their competition," said Marek Kazibwami, who has patronized Diedrich Coffee for six years.
BUSINESS
By By Andrew Edwards | January 7, 2006
Martin Diedrich opens a new coffee house within walking distance of a shop he used to run.NEWPORT BEACH -- Costa Mesa coffee purveyor Martin Diedrich is now in competition with the chain of coffee houses he started in the 1980s. Diedrich opened Kéan Coffee on Westcliff Drive on Dec. 26. The new coffee house, just over the Newport Beach side of that city's border with Costa Mesa, is a short walk away from both the coffee business where Diedrich worked with his father and the Diedrich Coffee house on 17th Street.
NEWS
May 9, 2004
Marcell the Monkey, or Katie, as she goes by off screen, was the highlight of the evening at Diedrich Coffee in Newport Beach Thursday night for the STAR 98.7 FM "Friends" finale party. Fans of the show lined up to take pictures of, and with, the famous monkey who plays the Anaheim Angels' Rally Monkey. At around 8 p.m., Katie was brought out for the public to see. To help keep her calm, she was given some pizza bread to eat and that's when the opportunity for a picture came.
NEWS
July 20, 2001
-- By Paul Clinton Assemblyman John Campbell (R-Irvine) is looking for some face time in the district. To keep his finger on the pulse of the region, Campbell has set up a public meeting on Saturday at Diedrich Coffee in Costa Mesa. Campbell said he will field questions about district and statewide issues, as well as give a report about his views of the state power crisis, budget stalemate and a slew of education bills. "It was to try to be accessible," Campbell said about the event.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2008
Buon Giorno Coffee, an Italian-style coffee house, had its grand opening Saturday in the spot formerly occupied by Diedrich Coffee at 474 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa. Athos Fiori, the cafe’s cofounder and vice president of operations, opened Buon Giorno after years of working as a coffee distributor and importer for other restaurants. His new endeavor features an orange juice squeezer, a smoothie machine and frozen desserts from Italy. Fiori said he hoped to expand the cafe into a chain.
NEWS
By Joel Kilpatrick | September 16, 2007
Martin Diedrich founded Diedrich Coffee in 1984 in Orange County and is considered a pioneer of the coffeehouse phenomenon. In 2005, Martin received the Specialty Coffee Assn. of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which has been bestowed on only a handful of other individuals, including Alfred Peet, founder of Peet’s Coffee, and Jerry Baldwin, co-founder of Starbucks. In 2004, Martin left Diedrich Coffee to launch Kean Coffee with wife Karen in Newport Beach, returning to the coffee connoisseurship and cultural atmosphere of the early Diedrich coffeehouses.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller and Michael Alexander | November 28, 2006
COSTA MESA — Steve Kime spent Monday afternoon the way he had spent so many afternoons in the past — on the patio outside Diedrich Coffee, a steaming cup in front of him and the New American Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other spiritual books stacked on his table. Kime, who lives in Huntington Beach and writes poetry and theology in his spare time, had come to the original Diedrich on 17th Street for seven years. Monday was the last day the site was in business, but Kime opted to treat it like business as usual.
NEWS
August 13, 2001
Bryce Alderton A 39-year-old driver attempting to park in a mini-mall accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake and crashed into a Newport Beach bakery and Chinese restaurant Sunday morning. While no one was injured in the incident at 3601 Jamboree Road, Lina's Bakery and Lite Wok both suffered damage. Newport Beach resident Francisco Jove accidentally drove his 2000 Honda Passport into the bakery and then hit the wall separating the two restaurants.
BUSINESS
By Dave Brooks | June 7, 2006
A local nonprofit group is zeroing in on local businesses in hopes of reducing waste to zero. The Costa Mesa-based Earth Resource Foundation is hosting its Zero Waste Conference at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim Thursday, bringing in entrepreneurs who have made it their business to follow the foundation's mantra on sustainability: refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle. That means refusing to use harmful products, reusing raw materials instead of throwing them away, reducing waste through the best practices and recycling when necessary.
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By William Lobdell | February 3, 2011
At 5 p.m. June 30, 2004 — the last day of his employment contract — Martin Diedrich was told he no longer had a job at Diedrich Coffee, the company he had founded more than two decades earlier and taken public in 1996. Driving home that evening to his Eastside Costa Mesa house, Diedrich vowed to start over and open a single coffeehouse, just as he did in Tustin in 1986 (his second location opened a year later on East 17th Street in Costa Mesa). With the Fourth of July weekend approaching, he didn't tell his wife about his job loss or his idea of opening another coffeehouse.
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BUSINESS
January 5, 2008
Buon Giorno Coffee, an Italian-style coffee house, had its grand opening Saturday in the spot formerly occupied by Diedrich Coffee at 474 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa. Athos Fiori, the cafe’s cofounder and vice president of operations, opened Buon Giorno after years of working as a coffee distributor and importer for other restaurants. His new endeavor features an orange juice squeezer, a smoothie machine and frozen desserts from Italy. Fiori said he hoped to expand the cafe into a chain.
NEWS
By Joel Kilpatrick | September 16, 2007
Martin Diedrich founded Diedrich Coffee in 1984 in Orange County and is considered a pioneer of the coffeehouse phenomenon. In 2005, Martin received the Specialty Coffee Assn. of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which has been bestowed on only a handful of other individuals, including Alfred Peet, founder of Peet’s Coffee, and Jerry Baldwin, co-founder of Starbucks. In 2004, Martin left Diedrich Coffee to launch Kean Coffee with wife Karen in Newport Beach, returning to the coffee connoisseurship and cultural atmosphere of the early Diedrich coffeehouses.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller and Michael Alexander | November 28, 2006
COSTA MESA — Steve Kime spent Monday afternoon the way he had spent so many afternoons in the past — on the patio outside Diedrich Coffee, a steaming cup in front of him and the New American Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other spiritual books stacked on his table. Kime, who lives in Huntington Beach and writes poetry and theology in his spare time, had come to the original Diedrich on 17th Street for seven years. Monday was the last day the site was in business, but Kime opted to treat it like business as usual.
NEWS
September 23, 2006
1. The California Coastal Cleanup day, which took place in the Back Bay and at Crystal Cove last weekend, has been taking place for how many years? A. 15 B. 20 C. 22 D. 24 2. Newport Harbor High's football team allowed how many points in its first two games of the season? A. 0 B. 7 C. 9 D. 14 3. Two-year-old Audrey Presby's photo was on display where last Sunday? A. Los Angeles-area TV stations B. Times Square in New York C. The National Mall in Washington D. Newport Harbor 4. A Costa Mesa band named what is involved in a lawsuit with Mark Burnett Productions over the use of its name?
BUSINESS
By Ana Facio Contreras | September 18, 2006
Costa Mesa residents Marek and Joel Kazibwami were not happy when they learned that their favorite coffee house, Diedrich Coffee on West Baker Street, will be replaced by a Starbucks store next year. The two men learned Friday that Diedrich Coffee sold its 47 stores to Starbucks for $13.5 million. According to a written statement from the Irvine-based company, the sale of the stores was made so Diedrich executives can focus on the wholesale coffee bean business. "I think it's tragic that a large company like Starbucks is buying out their competition," said Marek Kazibwami, who has patronized Diedrich Coffee for six years.
BUSINESS
By Dave Brooks | June 7, 2006
A local nonprofit group is zeroing in on local businesses in hopes of reducing waste to zero. The Costa Mesa-based Earth Resource Foundation is hosting its Zero Waste Conference at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim Thursday, bringing in entrepreneurs who have made it their business to follow the foundation's mantra on sustainability: refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle. That means refusing to use harmful products, reusing raw materials instead of throwing them away, reducing waste through the best practices and recycling when necessary.
BUSINESS
By By Andrew Edwards | January 7, 2006
Martin Diedrich opens a new coffee house within walking distance of a shop he used to run.NEWPORT BEACH -- Costa Mesa coffee purveyor Martin Diedrich is now in competition with the chain of coffee houses he started in the 1980s. Diedrich opened Kéan Coffee on Westcliff Drive on Dec. 26. The new coffee house, just over the Newport Beach side of that city's border with Costa Mesa, is a short walk away from both the coffee business where Diedrich worked with his father and the Diedrich Coffee house on 17th Street.
NEWS
November 21, 2004
Moments came in the last two years when Linda Dixon wondered if the Costa Mesa City Council and her were the right fit. Well, she now has some big shoes to fit into: her own. She's back on the five-member council, two years after she was unseated by Allan Mansoor, who she will now serve with. In her first go-around on the council -- from 1998 to 2002 -- Dixon, a 30-year resident of Cost Mesa, got a good taste of public life and made enough friends to make her think about running again in this year's race.
NEWS
May 9, 2004
Marcell the Monkey, or Katie, as she goes by off screen, was the highlight of the evening at Diedrich Coffee in Newport Beach Thursday night for the STAR 98.7 FM "Friends" finale party. Fans of the show lined up to take pictures of, and with, the famous monkey who plays the Anaheim Angels' Rally Monkey. At around 8 p.m., Katie was brought out for the public to see. To help keep her calm, she was given some pizza bread to eat and that's when the opportunity for a picture came.
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