We all know how a serious coffee habit can take a toll on your bank account. Even if you opt to make your own at home, LA bean suppliers like Handsome Coffee Roasters and Klatch Roasting sell 12-ounce bags for $15 or more. In recent talk on Chowhound, fame da lupo begged for advice about where to go for great beans without the buzz-killing price.
• Fresh Roast is a family-owned business in San Gabriel that sells pound bags for about $10, cfylong says. The beans are roasted so frequently they’re often warm when you pick up a bag, and the coffee tastes great.
• In Atwater Village, TonyC is a fan of Trystero Coffee, where beans are roasted in small batches every Thursday and the prices are low: the 14-ounce bags average $11. Check the website to see what’s being roasted that week.
Fresh Roast [San Gabriel Valley]
308 S. San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel
The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa [Westside – Inland]
10117 Washington Boulevard, Culver City
Supreme Bean Coffee Roasters [San Fernando Valley – East]
5457 Cleon Avenue, North Hollywood
Tierra Mia [Downtown]
653 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles
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