Thursday, September 6, 2012

So long Starbucks: California-based Coffee Bean coming to Dallas - Pegasus News

Caffeine addicts rejoice!

Coffee House Cafe latte

Coffee House Cafe latte

â€" When you feel a bad day brewing and you need something to perk you up, what is a better cure than a big cup of California coffee? But when you’re in Dallas, what can you do?

An acclaimed California coffee shop, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, plans to expand its fame to DFW this fall.

One Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafe is already located at the Dallas North Tollway and Arapaho in Dallas. More locations are expected around North Texas in the upcoming months.

Brewing 30 different types of coffee and offering over 20 varieties of handpicked teas, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf attracts an elite crowd and occasionally some top celebrities. The shop has found a strong, reliable client base at each of its current locations, and expects the same customer satisfaction in north Dallas.

“Since the opening of the first café in 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has built a legendary following of loyal customers. We are so excited to bring this experience to the many coffee and tea aficionados in the Metroplex,” said Bill Duffy, chief operating officer of Lone Star Bean.

The wide range of coffees and teas isn’t the only thing attractive about this California transplant. The Coffee Bean is also home of the very first iced coffee. The “Original Ice Blended” has rapidly become one of its most popular drinks.

The Coffee Bean offers their original iced coffee in a number of flavors, including white and dark chocolate and hazelnut.

The Coffee Bean’s initial success led the company to seek expansion.

In 2009, a Texas franchise, The Lone Star Bean, was born. The Lone Star Bean has eight successful locations in Austin, Texas. The expansion brings the company holdings to over 800 stores in 22 countries.

When you’re craving some California brands, look no further. The Coffee Bean is following suit of California export In-N-Out Burger. Although these two California companies don’t offer similar food and beverage products, both are entering the Dallas marketplace with force.

“The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is delighted that people in the Dallas Metroplex will have the ability to experience both famed California based companies,” Duffy said.

The Coffee Bean embraces the belief “it is not enough to do well,” but a responsibility to “also do good.”

The company participates in a large number of domestic and global foundations.

Some of these non-profits are as close as Orange County Adopt-a-School Program. Others are as far away as the Nantou Ren-Ai Home for orphaned children in Taiwan.

College students are welcomed and encouraged to visit The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Dallas North Tollway location when seeking a great atmosphere to study. At this café, you’ll find culture and hand-picked teas from across the world.

SMU students, who already frequent coffee houses like Starbucks and Buzzbrews, will find another viable option with The Coffee Bean.

Buzzbrews, a 24-hour coffee location that has three restaurants in the area, is a viable option for students, especially during exam week.

“As someone who often works into the early hours of the morning before tests, it’s great to know that I have another source for caffeine,” Mehdi Hami, said.

“I frequented Buzzbrews last year so it’s great to know that we have another location with a mixed variety of blends.”

SMU students are also excited about the increase in coffee options.

“I feel like they’re trying to match Starbucks or even replace them, however with the craze for chic coffee, their resources may be ill spent,” junior Ben Nguyen, said. “But, I’m excited for the great coffee.”

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