Annoying and overly loud greeting.
Upon walking into the coffee shop you are slapped in the face with an unusually loud greeting which can wake one up without buying the coffee. The orders are bellowed out as if this place was a diner--just shy of having an "order up" bell. This is a coffee shop, not Mel's Diner. This just makes it a horrible experience when trying to have a conversation... *ORDER UP*...*DING*
A family-run empire of cafe-shops that's been brewing caffeinated beverages since 1963.. In Short Honey-colored oak and leaded glass give a homey touch to this California-based chain of specialty coffeehouses. Commonly referred to as the Bean, this purveyor of high-end blends--from dark roasts to oolongs--built its reputation on the international scope of its seasonal bean offerings (originating from Yemen to Hawaii) and a highly diversified selection of teas. Pastries encourage patrons to sit; espresso makers, French presses and coffee grinders let folks bring it home.