The Shop

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.


The Owner

Leyla Jenkins

Favorite Drink: Any coffee from Ethiopia

Favorite Shop: Joe Pro, Chelsea, NYC

Favorite Food: Good Sushi

Outside of work: Geek out on architecture!


The Baristas


Favorite Drink: Water

Favorite Shop: Little Collins, NYC, NY

Favorite Food:  Italian-like me 

Outside of work: I like to ride my bicycle, read science textbooks, follow the New York Yankees, listen to 100-year-old music, and never stop dreaming.

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Favorite Drink: Cortado or Pour over

Favorite Shop: Budin, Brooklyn, NY

Favorite Food: Dessert & Fruit

Outside of Work: I enjoy watching films, getting to explore the outdoors, and sharing my love of food with others!



Favorite Drink: Any natural pour over

Favorite Shop: Hi-Collar Coffee, New York City, NY

Favorite Food: Any Indian curry & Samosas

Outside of Work: Brazilian Jiu jitsu and reading books



Favorite Drink: Natural Ethiopian coffees, or a cold brew with extra nutella latte for my sweet tooth

Favorite Shop: Supreme Roastworks, Oslo, Norway

Favorite Food: Korean BBQ

Outside of Work: Love on my dogs, university studying, and travel the world as far as possible



Favorite Drink: Cafe au lait

Favorite Shop: Roast & Toast, Petoskey, MI

Favorite Food: Broccoli cheddar soup

Outside of Work: Making kombucha, knitting and exploring local parks



Favorite Drink: China breakfast tea

Favorite Shop: Tandem Coffee Roasters, Portland, ME

Favorite Food: Lentil soup, tacos, asparagus, pickles, and anything
chocolate (but not altogether!) 

Outside of work: I'm a writer and I like to read, cook, watch old
movies, dance, and hang around with cats. 



Favorite Drink: Cold brew iced coffee

Favorite Shop: City of Saints Coffee Roasters, NYC, NY

Favorite Food: pasta for dinner, ice cream for dessert!

Outside of work: Run, Netflix, bake and hang with my dog