November 07, 2018 2 min read

Featured Roaster - November 2018

We are proud to announce that our featured roaster for November 2018 is The Boy & The Bear, a coffee shop dedicated to showcasing the incredible coffee Colombia has to offer to the people of Los Angeles.

Founder Andrés Piñeros ventured to Los Angeles from Colombia to showcase the incredible variety of high quality, specialty Colombian coffee the country grows. Andres sources coffee exclusively from farmers in Colombia who he has developed personal relationships with.

After trying a few of the coffees offered by The Boy & The Bear, you would never guess that all their coffee comes from one country. Each coffee is unique and highlights a different flavor.

Once sourced and received in Redondo Beach, The Boy & The Bear roasts coffee beans in small batches three times a week, ensuring that each bean receives careful attention and every brew is served fresh.

When a new batch comes in, you can count on The Boy & The Bear team to stay up late roasting and tasting to develop an optimal roast profile for each bean and ensure customers sip only the best fruits of Colombia. Whether you like a lighter roast or something a little more traditional, you'll find a drink you love at The Boy & The Bear.

So which of their coffees should you try?

If you're new to specialty coffee, we suggest trying the Light & Dark blend. This coffee embodies some of the more traditional chocolatey notes, but also incorporates elements of a lighter roast. It is the perfect "gateway drug" to specialty coffee.

If you want to be wowed by a truly one of a kind coffee, try the William Correa. On a tasting trip to Colombia, the founder tasted this coffee and thought it was so good that he bought up the whole lot. You won't find this coffee anywhere else in LA.

What's the story behind their name?

The Boy & The Bear is named after a Swedish children's song called Mors Lilla Olle. In the song, a boy shares his berries with a bear and they become close friends. Even though they are such different creatures, they came together and became friends over berries. If you swap out the berries with coffee cherries, the message is the same. All types of people can come together and be friends over coffee, and The Boy & The Bear loves to foster this type of community.

What are their locations like?

The Redondo Beach spot (#theblackstore) has a calm, beachy vibe while the Culver City location (#thegraystore) provides an elegant and tranquil atmosphere. Andres artfully constructed every detail in the coffee shops, drawing on his background in design and time spent living in Colombia and Sweden. Between the warm ambiance and the friendly, knowledgeable baristas, your coffee experience is sure to be a delight.

Redondo Beach: 350 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Culver City: 12712 W Washington Blvd Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90066


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