Collective Avenue Coffee co-op is selling coffee with a side of community
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Collective Avenue co-op is more than a coffee shop in SELA (South East Los Angeles)

Kateri Gutierrez and Jonathan Robles’ coffee shop in Lynwood does more than serve coffee.

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A look inside Collective Avenue Coffee in Lynwood.

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A look inside Collective Avenue Coffee in Lynwood.

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A child on a field trip orders a drink at Collective Avenue Coffee in Lynwood.

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Kids on a field trip order drinks and snacks at Collective Avenue Coffee.

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Students on a field trip order drinks and snacks at  Collective Avenue Coffee.

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Kateri Gutierrez measures out syrup for a cold brew iced coffee at Collective Avenue Coffee.

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Jonathan Robles, left, and Kateri Gutierrez opened Collective Avenue Coffee.

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A look inside Collective Avenue Coffee.

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Jonathan Robles pours a latte at Collective Avenue Coffee.

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Jonathan Robles, left, and Kateri Gutierrez opened Collective Avenue Coffee.

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Kateri Gutierrez pulls an espresso shot at Collective Avenue Coffee.

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Kateri Gutierrez pulls an espresso shot at Collective Avenue Coffee.

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Kateri Gutierrez pours espresso over vanilla ice cream for an adffogato at Collective Avenue Coffee.

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Collective Avenue Coffee boils vanilla beans to make simple vanilla syrup.

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Kateri Gutierrez makes cold brew iced coffee drinks at Collective Avenue Coffee.

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