OUR HERITAGE

Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has grown into one of the largest privately-owned, family-run coffee and tea companies in the world. Along the way, The Bean, as it is affectionately known, has become the model for a successful coffee and tea company. Since opening our first café in Brentwood, California, we have always been passionate about connecting loyal customers with carefully handcrafted products.

Though we travel far and wide to discover the flavors you love, we always bring it home. Delivering the look, taste and aroma of the world’s best coffees and teas is what we do best, and every sip should take you to the corners of the earth where each flavor was cultivated. Let us pour you something delicious.

It is a composition of the highest quality blend, the right mix of powders, and an equally passionate barista that can cater to your every need. And not to forget the most important ingredient of all, lots and lots of love. That’s why at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®, we are committed to give you the best experience that only you deserve.

1963

Our first store in Southern California opens, where founder Herb Hyman begins importing and roasting coffee

1970s

Herb Hyman moves roasting facility to Camarillo and begins to establish direct relationships with coffee growers

1980s

Multi-store expansion begins, offering a variety of coffee & tea

1989

The Original Ice Blended® “We invented it!” History is made when a barista invents the Ice Blended® drink at our Westwood, California store

1990s

Our team of coffee and tea experts continue to follow Herb’s passion for excellence

2008

Our first store in Vietnam

2016

We hit the 15 stores mark

NOW

Investment firms inject capital and form an experienced management team to grow The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® business.

 

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