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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters launches at Petco Park — Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (BRCR) has branched out and can now be found with a new coffee bar at Petco Park to serve fans at home games.

The La Jolla-based premium coffee company now has a pour-over bar, as well as offering drip coffee and selected espresso options, serving Padres’ fans on the field level at the left-field grandstand deck.

“We are beyond excited about launching the pour-over coffee bar experience at Petco Park,” said BRCR owner Chuck Patton. “Not only are we thrilled to have front-row seats to support our home team, but we are excited to be a part of the Padres family that is dedicated to the gourmet and wholesome fan experience. We thank them for their support of local San Diego-owned and -operated businesses like us and look forward to serving coffee lovers and Padre fans alike to enhance their ballpark experience.”

The ballpark welcomed the addition.

“Bird Rock Coffee takes great pride in roasting and brewing the highest quality coffee, and we’re happy to be able to offer it to our fans,” said Scott Marshall, Padres vice president of concessions and retail.

Since 2002, BRCR, a grassroots company, began selling its organic and fair-trade coffee at farmer’s markets and through home-delivery service. In 2006, Patton opened the coffee shop at 5627 La Jolla Blvd.

— Dave Schwab Tihanyi sisters and surf school draw accolades — Izzy and Coco Tihanyi (right), co-owners of Surf Diva Surf School at 2160 Avenida de la Playa, were thrilled to be featured on Yahoo! Shine for an episode of “Secrets to your Success.”

The Tihanyi sisters, avid lifelong surfers, discussed in the interview their successful business approach to women’s surf instruction.

“I realized that women want to be taught in a different way,” said Izzy. “We have a lesson plan that’s geared toward women where they understand everything — the safety, the rip currents, the tides — before they go out in the water.”

Izzy operated the surf school while Coco handled marketing and clothing designs.

“We are so excited to share our story of Surf Diva,” said Coco. “For me it was really important to design clothing that would fit different body types and know that you don’t have to be 14 years old and a size 2. You can be 45 and a size 14 and still have a wetsuit you can buy and wear and feel good in.”

The sisters’ motto is: “The best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun.”

— Dave Schwab
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