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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2015, 09:46:51 AM »


Got this today from TJ, $20, can't wait to try.   The whole bean Joe's Dark Coffee is also pretty good. 

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2018, 11:23:52 PM »
I've recently tried this cold brew coffee from Irvine, Master BLK Coffee! Highly recommend. I got mine from Hopdoddy but I'm sure there are other places you can find it. Maybe try checking their website. https://www.blkbrew.com/

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2018, 11:42:27 PM »
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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2018, 06:52:13 AM »
So instead of bumping the other thread, I'll bump this one to get ps9 to come back.

I'm actually surprised at the number of non-Starbucks shops in Irvine... off the top of my head:

Peets
Portola (technically Tustin, The District)
CBTL (shouldn't really count but is not Starbucks)
The Lost Bean (not open yet)
Coffee Byul (I think this closed?)
Coffee Tomo
Blk Dot Coffee (unsure if related to Master BLK)
Cielo Coffee

There is probably more but I guess coffee is still big and there is room even with SBUX domination.

I think the tea/boba places might outnumber coffee though.
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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2018, 06:55:59 AM »
Ya coffee Byul closed. It’s some Hawaiian coffee spot now. My coffee tastebuds have been forever ruined by SBUX. But locally, my favorite is probably portola.

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2018, 07:53:13 AM »
If you’re ever way up El Toro in Lake Forest area, try this place it’s really good: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-human-bean-lake-forest

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2018, 08:34:31 AM »
@irvinehomeowner - Where is the Lost Bean opening in Irvine?

also, coffee tomo has delicious freshly baked jalapeno cheese pretzels if you want something to eat with your coffee. really addicting.

we need a Philz coffee to open up in Irvine or somewhere closer than HB...

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2018, 08:37:50 AM »
@irvinehomeowner - Where is the Lost Bean opening in Irvine?

I saw a sign for it a few weeks ago at the Woodbridge center, across from Yogurtland.

https://www.shopirvinecompany.com/centers/irvine/woodbridge-village-center/the-lost-bean
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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2018, 09:00:04 AM »
Peet's is the standard place we go to...certainly for beans.  They used to have a buy half pound get half pound off promo but not any more.

Tried basically all the fancier places:  Kona (DJ), Ceilo, Keans, Portola...all pretty good. 

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2018, 09:53:58 AM »
I'll add a new name to the pot (pun intended)
Philz coffee in HB is really good.  Highly recommend their Mint Mojito there

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2018, 10:01:38 AM »
We have Kean Coffee at work and it's really good.  They have locations in Newport Beach and Tustin. 
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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2018, 10:22:40 AM »
Peet's is the standard place we go to...certainly for beans.  They used to have a buy half pound get half pound off promo but not any more.

Tried basically all the fancier places:  Kona (DJ), Ceilo, Keans, Portola...all pretty good.

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2018, 10:40:13 AM »
If you ever make the trip up to LA intelligentsia is a must try. Get one of the hand pours. They brew in a chemex. A lot of flavors come out of their beans and brew method, very tasty. Venice beach location is my favorite, but there are a few around, one in pasadena also.

In OC, Bodhi Leaf just opened near the home depot in foothill ranch replacing Hidden House. Some of the best beans around. There is also one in Orange.

Portola is also great. The unwashed Geisha beans are some of the best coffee beans you can get period. Their lattes are also delicious thanks to the Straus Farms 'Barista Grade' milk they use.

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2018, 12:47:24 PM »
Had Blue Bottle in NYC, can't wait until it comes to OC!

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Re: Coffee thread, post your favorites and recommendations
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2018, 01:35:19 AM »
Bodhi Leaf has some seriously world class coffee beans for home brewers. Driving up to Anaheim is kind of a pain though, so I stick to Portola out of convenience. Well actually that's a lie, I'll usually stick to Starbucks out of convenience because it's walking distance. Kean is great too in Old Town Tustin.

I think Intelligentsia is a bit overrated (darker roast than I prefer), for me I'd rather have a siphon pour from Demitasse or Balconi in West LA. Not sure there is a place that does siphons in all of OC, let alone Irvine.

 

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