Aristeo Alvarado, perhaps better known to many Corcoran residents as Junior was special guest of the Corcoran Rotary Club Thursday as a part of the organizations Business to Business program. Alvarado presented information regarding his coffee shop, Amore Caffee.
Located in the heart of downtown–in the downstairs portion of the Occidental Hotel in the 900 block of Whitley Ave.–Amore offers a wide range of hand-brewed coffees happily
custom prepared for each customer. The shop has been open for three years and has attracted a large local following.
Alvarado offers coffee made in Modesto to his specifications. From there, the sky is the limit–anything that can be done to a cup of joe is available at Amore. Even a plain cup of coffee.
Coffee is certainly not the only item on the menu. Fresh fruits are served daily, as are sandwiches prepared for a lunch menu. Breakfast bagels and pastries can be accompanied by coffee or a range of refrigerated drinks. Catering is also available from small groups to large venues.
Alvarado said customer service is of chief concern to him and his employees. Providing quality assistance also commands their attention.
The snug shop offers hospitable surroundings and an invitation to sit down and take advantage of the wireless wi-fi provided as part of the service.
Alvarado is a native of Bakersfield and grew up in Corcoran. He has two sisters, Socorro and Joanna and his mother, Lorena Banuelos, owns and operates the El Capitan restaurant, where he can also be regularly found.
His favorite local business is Blissful Moments. “I really like their carried selection of gift items and their creative floral arrangements,” he noted.