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Welcome to the I Heart Costa Mesa Show! Where a couple of neighbors with a microphone live, learn and love on Costa Mesa, California. We'll be interviewing locals, sharing stories and connecting with our community. Follow along!

Nov 2, 2019

On this episode of the I Heart Costa Mesa podcast, we catch up with our friend, Dean Tompkins, of Thunderking Coffee. Tompkins is always funny and engaging... and we're pretty convinced he's the guy who personally knows every single person in Costa Mesa! In this conversation, we discuss the latest happenings at his local coffee company, his love for his city and, *gulp*, the tricky issue of the newly-legalized cannabis industry. It's a conversation unlike any we've had on the podcast to date... don't miss it!

Connect With Dean Tompkins and Thunderking Coffee:


Instagram: @thunderkingcoffee


On This Episode We Discuss: 

B. Young Forever Photography:

Eastside Mini Mart:

Sports Nutrition Superstore:

Crack Shack:

The Hood Kitchen Space:

Violent Gentlemen Hockey Club:


Coffee Dose:

Magnolia Salon:

Snoopy House:

99 Cents Only Store:

Winter Fest:

OC Fair Hypnotist:


Sushi 21 Express:

Wickid Candle:

Fairview Park:

Fish Fry:

Twisted Brisket:

Costa Mesa Concerts In The Park:

Thank You To Our Wonderful Podcast Sponsors:

Music Factory School of Music

Orange Coast College

Triangle Square

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Big thanks to everyone who helped make this podcast possible!

Producer: Danny Thompson (

Intro / Outro Voiceover: Brian Kazarian

Music: Eddie “DJ Kaboom” Iniestra