San Franciscan stuck in Orange County/LA area
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!
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.
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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.