A Chat with the Owner John P. Monahan

Owner John P. Monahan of Ristretto Best Coffee Shops in Coachella

Q: What’s your favorite or most Instagramable drink on your menu?
John P. Monahan: The most popular and photographed drink is our Latte. Check out our Facebook page for some of the pictures.

Q: Other than a cup of joe, how do you like to start your morning?
JP: I always start my morning out by reading the local Desert Sun newspaper and watching a little MSNBC and CNN news.

Q: What’s a fun fact about Ristretto that only locals know?
JP: Try our pastry pudding which we have a couple times a week. It is similar to bread pudding but made with pastries. It is a favorite of many of our regular customers.

Q: You came out of retirement to start Ristretto. What made you decide coffee was your true calling?
JP: I purchased the old Alan Ladd building and converted it into a Class A office building. I thought it needed a coffee shop. Rather than leasing it out to a vendor, I decided it would be best for me to do the coffee shop to my specifications—thus Ristretto!

500 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264