Tierra Mia is an upscale Latino coffeehouse in South Gate very near the corner of Firestone and Atlantic that opened in March, 2008. It specializes in coffees, lattes, frappes, and espressos with a Latin theme.
Some examples are Rice and Beans (a frappe made from crushed coffee beans and horchata), Cuban cafe con leche (really syrupy), and a variety of coffees and espressos brewed from beans from small El Salvadorean estates.
There are also several other non-coffee drinks, including a wonderful Mojito lemonade. We've been there a couple of times and tried a variety of coffee and non-coffee drinks, all delicious. The decor is clean and modernist and it's a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the drinks and the cool and modern Latin music.
We first heard about it in Jonathan Gold's column in the LA Weekly:
The owner was profiled in the LA Times business section:
4914 Firestone Blvd., South Gate