Tallio’s Coffee as Seen in EATER
Owner Olton Rensch wants to hire and train community members to “to enjoy coffee to the max”
Olton Rensch says that there’s a high-end coffee shop in every San Francisco neighborhood but the Bayview – an area that author and activist James Baldwin once referred to as “the San Francisco America pretends does not exist.” With his spot, called Tallio’s Coffee, he wants to change that, bringing what the rest of San Francisco takes for granted to this oft-overlooked community.
“Tallio’s really represents what we mean. They’re in the neighborhood, they’re making a change, they’re involved in the community,” says Adriana Arvizo, the external communications manager for Comcast in California. “We want to create awareness so that people like me and you can make different decisions when they buy coffee.”
EATER: Tallio’s Coffee Wants to Bring Community-Focused, High-End Coffee to the Bayview