The concept for Lorca came about when an architect with a love for food and coffee found herself unemployed in Brooklyn, New York. Having grown up in Spain enjoying churros and drinking cortados at a young age, she developed an unhealthy obsession with both. In 2010, she traveled to Sevilla to learn the art of making churros at a small local shop. In 2011, she began working at an artisan coffee bar in Darien, Connecticut to learn the craft of coffee. In the winter of 2012, Lorca opened to deliver a taste of both experiences to the heart of Stamford, Connecticut.
In December of 2017, Lorca partnered with Fleishers Craft Butchery to open a coffee counter within their Cos Cob location. Greenwich has been enthusiastic in welcoming this pairing where hormone-free, locally-sourced handmade foods can be found on both sides of the aisle.