K-Fe Project.

El K-Fe is a non-profit project operated by Casa Familiar, for training, and providing practical work experience for young coffee pre-professionals in the following coffee centric skillsets.


1.     Barista Skills

2.     Basic Business Principals

3.     Basic Coffee and Espresso Tech skills

4.     Roast fundamentals

5.     Small business marketing and promotions


For the purpose of developing a vibrant community in San Ysidro, and expanding youth engagement and employment, Casa Familiar applied for and received a Challenge Grant from the City of San Diego CDBG Program and has begun the process of training South San Diego’s next generation of Coffee Professionals.

Casa Familiar, with the help of contributing businesses has started the process of educating the team, but will need help from the local sources, including the Coffee Community, to achieve the goal of a fully permitted coffee cart where the students can hone their skills, while providing much needed Specialty Coffee in downtown San Ysidro.

With the help of communities who want to see young people in San Ysidro thrive, who want to see San Ysidro become the vibrant destination it can be, and even those who just want to see more young people become professionals and advocates for Specialty Coffee, This cart, to be located inside The FRONT Gallery at 147 West San Ysidro Blvd will become a reality.

This project will train young people in marketable skills, create jobs, and develop a locally owned and operated community gathering place in a neighborhood where there is currently a vacuum. A place where the young entrepreneurs, artists and leaders can learn, grow and contribute back to their city.