Karen Varese Diedrich brings her own eclectic array of experience to Kéan Coffee™.
Karen began working in local restaurants at age fourteen, and in 1994 when Martin and Karen met,
she was coordinating multiple projects for Fahrenheit 451 bookstore/coffeehouse in Laguna Beach,
including entertainment, book signing and events coordination, writing the monthly newsletter,
and public relations for the coffeehouse. Karen has a degree in design, and worked in the garment
industry as a designer for four years before going on to complete her Master’s degree in psychology.
Karen is also a professional Middle Eastern dance performer and instructor, and has been in the entertainment
business for over ten years. As a full-blooded Italian, Karen brings her own passion for coffee to
Kéan Coffee™, and is happy to be back in her element as a coffeehouse operator.