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.
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I am a long time fan of the local coffee house with it's charm and character. Since moving to LA, I have converted to the corporate cafe and been paying for it since. unless you order the drip "Coffee of the Day" you can wait anywhere from 10-15 minutes for your order. Is it me or should getting coffee be quick and easy instead of long and arduous. The Coffee Bean is slow in their processes, which would be worth it if the coffee drinks were Ta Die For, but their not. The powdered flavors they add are horrible tasting and the coffee itself is inconsistent.