ABOUT CARING CUP
At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, we believe it is not enough to do well, we must also do good. Our social responsibility efforts blend commitment and community. Our Caring Cup initiatives support charities, foundations, and schools in Brunei.
"Our customers also participate in these initiatives through their purchases and donations. Together we respond to the needs of local communities served by our stores and the needs of communities where our products are grown."
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- Handcrafted Flavor
- Flavor Facts
- The Source Matters
- Reserve Coffees
At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the art of crafting the best tasting coffee requires respecting each individual roast. Knowing the specific origin and roast degree for each coffee allows for intense flavor that can be traced back to its earliest beginnings.
Ingredients for Perfection
By varying origin characteristics and the roast degree of each coffee, we carefully craft the flavor categories you know and enjoy every day. From Light and Subtle to Dark and Distinctive, we roast perfectly from seed to cup.
While origin characteristics influence the look, taste and smell of coffee, roast degree impacts the final taste. The accelerating heat during the roasting process caramelizes the bean, intensifying the flavor and aroma and ensuring rich and hearty goodness. Light and medium roasted coffees are milder, and maintain much of their origin characteristics. As coffee is roasted darker, its origin characteristics become muted, which increases the intensity of flavor.
The Source Matters
We believe that buying from the best estates and small farms leads to the very best coffee. In our search for the finest coffees in the world, we use only the top 1% of the Arabica Beans found at altitudes up to 6,000 feet, which results in a more concentrated flavor.
Our People Believe
Many coffee companies claim to search the world for the finest coffees, yet very few do. At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf I personally go to the source of our coffee and guarantee that it is the highest quality obtainable on earth.
The partners who prepare our coffee at every level are extremely passionate people and committed to providing "Simply the Best" coffee to our customers. Quality coffee has always been my No. 1 priority, and it will never be compromised.
-Jay Isais, Green Coffee Buyer
We Know Where Every Bean Comes From
Our high standards make our coffee uniquely and uniformly delicious no matter which location you visit, anywhere in the world. Our Master Roaster has employed state of the art techniques and expert instincts to preserve the beloved ritual of coffee drinking.
From the ship to shore, to the lab where our great taste is born, small batches of our fresh green coffee beans are roasted to perfection and analyzed for fragrance, aroma, flavor, acidity, body and finish. Only when quality is at its peak and our rigorous standards are met is it ready to be shared with you.
Seeking Quality Wherever It Grows
At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, we travel to small farms and private estates in East Africa, Latin America and the Pacific in search of the very best coffee the world has to offer. We buy only the finest beans where they live, from the most prestigious growers on earth.
Our reserve coffees represent two of the most exclusive and rare Arabica coffee regions on earth. With limited availability and unique regional conditions, these coffees are highly valued and extremely popular.
- Jamaica Blue Mountain
Jamaica Blue Mountain
Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee from the Mavis Bank Estate has become recognized for its clean, mild, qualities and good body. The Mavis Bank Estate uses only spring water to sort the green beans, which are then allowed to age for three to four months at 3,000 feet. When the coffee beans develop a greenish blue color, we know it's ready to ship to our roaster.
100% Kona is grown in rich volcanic soil found on top of a single estate along Hawaii's famed Kona Coast, making it one of the highest grown coffees on the island. Each lot of Kona coffee must be graded and registered by the State of Hawaii, and we guarantee that ours is 100% pure.
Smooth-bodied with a nutty aroma and sweet finish.
Light & Subtle Coffees
Our popular lighter coffees are characterized by their mild and delicate flavor, and are complemented by a light or medium roast. Both mellow and satisfying, these coffees are sure to please every palate.
- Brazil Cerrado
- House Blend
Brazil Cerrado is Specialty Grade coffee from the interior Cerrado region of Brazil, the world's largest coffee producing country.
Soft-bodied with earthy flavor and subtle walnut notes.
House Blend is a combination of natural and washed Central and South American coffees. This longtime customer favorite combines brightness and softness for a flavor and aroma that makes every cup a cozy one.
Flavor: A subtle fruity aroma and buttery finish.
Light & Distinctive Coffees
This fragrant single origin coffee is delicately roasted to a lighter profile to highlight the distinct characteristics in the aroma, taste, and finish.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe grows on a farm tucked away near the town of Yirgacheffe in the Sidamo region in South Eastern Ethiopia. A sacred place to coffee lovers, Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of coffee.
Floral and smooth-bodied, with sweet, bright flavor and pronounced lemon notes.
Medium & Smooth Coffees.
These smooth-bodied, deliciously aromatic coffees are a treasure to sip due to their perfectly balanced flavor. Each distinctive blend is roasted to perfection to make every rich cup a deeply satisfying experience.
- Colombia Nariño
- Costa Rica La Cascada Tarrazu
- Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu
- Guatemala Antigua
- Kenya AA
- Mocha Java Blend
- Papua New Guinea Sigri Estate
- Sumatra Mandheling
Colombia Nariño is carefully cultivated in the southern state of Nariño, the premier growing region of Colombia, and hand-picked from privately owned family farms that take great pride in their production, preparation and grading of each coffee.
A medium-bodied, with a fragrant aroma and bright crisp flavor - and it's only available right here.
Sumatra Mandheling is cultivated at an ideal altitude in the finest growing region in northern Sumatra: the Indonesian archipelago. The name Mandheling is a tribute to the original inhabitants of the area where the coffee grows.
A deep aroma, thick body and sweet malty flavor.
Papua New Guinea Sigri Estate
Papua New Guinea Sigri Estate comes from the renowned Sigri Estate located in one of the most wild locations on earth, and merits an esteemed Plantation A Grade, which is the highest quality available.
Full, rich body of this roast, and the hints of spice that sneak up at the finish.
Kenya AA is grown at the most optimal elevations on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, and carefully selected from only the finest auction lots.
Tangy aroma, hearty body, and gutsy wine-like acidity and citrus flavor.
Guatemala Antigua comes from the famous mountain growing region surrounding the colonial city of Antigua, in the ninth-largest coffee producing country in the world. Genuine Antigua coffee is very exclusive and prized by true coffee connoisseurs.
A bright bouquet with lively acidity and sparkling finish.
Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu
Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu means "small gold mine," and after one taste you’re sure to agree. One of the premier coffees of the world, it is grown between 4,000 and 6,000 feet on the Hacienda La Minita coffee plantation.
Smooth & full-bodied for an elegant, complex flavor and a clean finish.
Costa Rica La Cascada Tarrazu
Costa Rica La Cascada Tarrazu is a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf exclusive, and comprised of coffee cooperatively produced from quality, high altitude family farms in the Tarrazu region to create a taste that is both unique and oh-so-satisfying.
A medium-bodied, with a fragrant aroma and bright crisp flavor - and it's only available right here.
Mocha Java Blend
Mocha Java Blend is our delightful custom blend that combines the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Java Estate coffees.
A floral aroma, bright flavor and just a hint of citrus.
Dark & Distinctive Coffees
Our medium-dark to dark roast coffees are full-flavored, with a bold taste and rich aroma. Aromatically complex, each coffee has a distinctive flavor that is still well balanced.
- Bali Blue Moon
- Colombia Narino Dark
- Espresso Roast Blend
- French Roast
- Sumatra Mandheling Dark
- Tanzania Peaberry
- Viennese Blend
Bali Blue Moon
Bali Blue Moon is a medium-bodied coffee from the Kintamani Highlands of Northern Bali, and undergoes a meticulous picking and sorting process to ensure that only the ripest, red beans (where the densest flavors are focused) are used. The coffee cherries are cultivated under alternating rows of orange and tangerine trees to protect the beans and help lock in their unique flavor.
A toffee aroma mingled with walnut and semi-sweet chocolate flavors, and a crisp black cherry finish.
Viennese Blend brings a selection of complementary coffees together at the medium-dark roast level for surprisingly perfect balance and depth.
Medium-bodied blend that features rich aroma with full flavor and nuances of chocolate.
Tanzania Peaberry is rare and highly coveted for its concentrated flavor. Peaberries occur when only one seed develops from a single coffee cherry, instead of the usual two. The result is a dense, more robust coffee.
Subtle jasmine aromas together with a rich, robust taste, bright hints of black currant and rich dark chocolate.
Sumatra Mandheling Dark
Sumatra Mandheling Dark coffee is taken further into the roasting spectrum by transforming the maltiness of the Sumatra into caramel, which adds more intensity to the aroma.
Dark, sweet, earthy flavor and a full-bodied smoky aroma.
French Roast crafted in the famous European style tradition from a delightful Costa Rican coffee that is deeply roasted and sweetly toasted.
Dark and rich with a chocolaty finish.
Espresso Roast Blend
Espresso Roast Blend is a very special combination of four select origin coffees individually roasted to perfection and combined to create the jewel of our delicious hot and cold espresso drinks. Subtle enough to be enjoyed as a straight shot, yet assertive enough for a latte.
A velvety body, caramel-like aroma and earthy flavor is capped by a bittersweet finish.
Colombia Narino Dark
is uncommonly delicious and extremely popular thanks to roasting it a bit darker to mellow the brightness and add a touch of sweet smokiness to the aroma and flavor.
A smoky aroma paired with a creamy and smooth-bodied flavor for well-balanced finish all around.
Our delicious flavored coffees are crafted with pre-ground medium roast 100% Colombia coffee that we carefully hand flavor with natural and artificial flavorings to ensure a rich and inviting taste sensation.
- Creme Brulee
- French Vanilla
Creamy aroma with caramel and buttery vanilla flavor.
Smooth-bodied and sweet aroma with a buttery vanilla flavor
Full-bodied with an intense aroma and earthy nutty flavor
Experience all of the dazzling flavor of your favorite select blends, without the caffeine. Relax into a mellow cup of one of the following roasts, without sacrificing quality, aroma or taste.
- Our tea
- Tea Cupping
- Our Tea Guide
- Limited Edition
Our tea Amazing tea starts with carefully nurtured relationships around the world.
Tea is the most widely consumed prepared beverage on Earth. And The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is here to bring you the perfect version of the world's favorite drink.
The liquid gold in your cup began its journey thousands of miles away, on the lush tea plantations of Sri Lanka, Kenya, China, Japan, Thailand and India. We work directly with tea growers in these regions in handcrafting varieties of tea that meet our exacting specifications. Because of our standards for quality, taste and heritage, you're sure to enjoy the very best whole-leaf teas and tea drinks available anywhere.
On the road to tea perfection, we insist on staying connected to the harvest by purchasing directly from the growers - without middlemen, wholesalers, or importer-exporters. It's not only the right thing to do, it allows us to source and deliver the world's finest, most distinctive teas. By staying connected to the people for whom tea is a livelihood, we go beyond fair wages by giving back to the plantations, estates and communities that grow our delicious tea by supporting local education and health-care programs. Cultivating these close ties benefits everyone; from the local growers to our global customers who get to taste the benefits of our partnerships.
David DeCandia: Director of Tea
David is an industry pioneer. He travels the world in search of the best, and is regarded as a trailblazer in the art and business of all things tea. Through the years, he's joined forces with charitable organizations dedicated to the tea estates and communities where our teas are grown. He is a co-founder and a director of the Aid Lanka Kids Foundation and spearheads many community welfare initiatives at our many tea growing regions.
Tea cupping is a process of utilizing human senses to appreciate and evaluate tea, and proper cupping is an essential step in our meticulous process. Because quality can vary depending on its origin and the way tea is processed, tea buyers use this combination of art and science to determine quality and compare teas. Tea cupping is not just for tea professionals; tea enthusiasts often cup to deepen their appreciation for teas.
A guide to our teas
Like green and oolong teas, black tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Its darker hue and stronger taste result from the greater level of oxidation it undergoes during processing. From delicate Darjeeling to strong Ceylon, each variety has distinct characteristics, making black tea a beloved beverage across the globe.
Distinguished by its balanced qualities of both delicacy and depth, oolong tea falls between green and black teas in its degree of oxidation. Its flavor is less grassy than that of green tea, but less bold than that of black. Many of the finest varieties of oolong grow in Taiwan and Thailand, where the climates produce leaves with a unique, natural sweetness. During processing, oolong leaves may be rolled into elongated curls, or condensed into small spheres.
Like oolong and black tea, green tea comes from the plant Camellia sinensis. Green tea's delightfully delicate flavor is due to its minimal oxidation. It is processed to take a variety of forms, from finely ground powder to long, curling leaves. Though it originated in China, where it has been consumed for over 4,000 years, green tea is now grown in Japan and Sri Lanka, and enjoyed throughout the world.
If you like your tea without that extra boost of caffeine, our soothing, top-quality whole leaf decaf teas feature your favorite flavors and aromas in a relaxing 97 percent caffeine-free blend. We exclusively use the Carbon Dioxide method of decaffeination, as it provides the density of a liquid and the viscosity of a gas. Those qualities make Carbon Dioxide an excellent solvent for scrubbing up caffeine from tea leaves as the Carbon Dioxide is sent circulating through the tea.
Our Fruit & Herbal Teas are expertly hand blended drinks, derived from an adventurous array of dried fruits, herbs flowers and spices. Made from our exclusive in-house recipes, Fruit & Herbal Tea Infusions can be enjoyed hot or iced. And did we mention? They're 100 percent caffeine-free.
Iced Tea Pouches
Enjoy the finest tea in the world in the convenience of an iced tea pouch. Specifically designed for preparing iced tea, the Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) leaf is sized for maximum extraction during steeping, resulting in a more flavorful, richly colored tea. These pouches produce a 64 oz. pitcher of iced tea.
David DeCandia is our resident guru of all things tea. Use this page to ask all your tea-related questions, and David will happily share his wisdom and knowledge.
What's the best way to steep our whole leaf tea?
Start with fresh, cold water, either bottled or filtered. Bring the water to a boil and remove from heat. Then add one teaspoon of tea leaves per 8 oz. cup of water into a teapot or infuser, or, if you're using tea bags, immerse the tea bag directly into a 12 to 16 oz. cup. The steeping time depends on the type of tea, so take a look at the guidelines to see how long you should steep your particular tea.
- Steeping Time Teas
- 3 mins Green Teas
- 5 mins Black Teas
- 5 mins Oolong Teas
- 7 mins Herbal/Fruit infusion
Keep in mind that each tea has its own special characteristics, so always be sure to consult the instructions printed on the label for excellent results.
I like my tea strong! Would steeping it longer make the tea stronger?
Actually, no. Over-steeping your tea will turn it bitter. For stronger tea, simply add more tea leaves, or a second tea bag.
Why do you insist on our using filtered water for tea?
We recommend bottled or filtered water because most of the impurities have been removed from it, so what you'll taste is just pure, pristine tea.
What's the best way to make iced tea?
If you are using whole leaf tea, follow these directions for a 48 oz. serving. Take four tablespoons* of tea and add to your tea filter. Next, place the filter in a container and fill with 48 oz. of hot filtered or bottled water. Steep the tea according to the steeping time recommended on the packaging. After steeping, remove the filter and let the tea cool completely. Let the tea chill in the refrigerator and drink with ice. They don't call it "iced tea" for nothing.
*You may also substitute loose leaf tea with tea bags. Use 1 tea bag for every 16 oz. of water.
If you are using our iced tea pouches, begin with 64 oz. of filtered or bottled water. Heat water to a boil and then place one pouch with the water into a half-gallon pitcher. Steep the tea according to the time recommended on the package. Let the tea chill and drink with ice.
What is the best way to store tea?
To ensure freshness, be sure always to store tea leaves in an airtight container. It's best also to store the leaves in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.