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San Franciscan stuck in Orange County/LA area

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Please help!!! I recently moved to the Orange Count/LA area and I'm am dying for a Blue Bottle coffee substitute. I searched the LA and Orange County boards but I couldn't find anything. If you know of any place to look, please let me know!

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  1. City Bean is the best I've found down there, but it's not nearly as good as Blue Bottle. I became spoiled by time spent in Portland with Stumptown and would frequently order beans online form them (to me it was worth the shipping expense to get proper beans). Recently I discovered Equator Coffees in San Rafael and LOVE their quality.


    1. The best coffee that might compare with Blue Bottle would be found in the Silverlake area: Intelligentsia. But Blue Bottle will truly be tough to beat.