Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Franchise

Coffee and tea store

Founded in 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is the oldest and largest privately-held chain of specialty coffee and tea stores in the United States. With a reputation for excellence, the company is known for its premium, handcrafted, flavorful beverages as well as product innovations including having developed The Original Ice Blended coffee beverage. Stores can be found worldwide in markets such as California, Arizona, Nevada, China, India, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Israel, Egypt, UAE, Qatar, and Mexico - and continue to expand rapidly.

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Traditional Retail

Traditional street side locations and shopping malls represent the majority of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafes worldwide. Our retail design offers a modern, contemporary look coupled with a highly efficient back-of-house configuration. We have proven to be successful in locations big and small around the world.

Non-Traditional Retail


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has over 40 airport locations around the world. We offer the traveler a premium specialty coffee and tea experience wherever they may be, and successfully operate both in-line and free-standing cafes in the airport and travel channels.


We have a growing number of locations on University Campuses. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf provides an environment for students and staff to work and socialize while enjoying our beverage and food offering.

On Military Bases, We are proud to serve members of the United States military and their families.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers grocery shoppers Store in Store cafes and kiosks that provide our world class beverages as well as retail products available on grocery store shelves across the United States. For inquiries regarding wholesale distribution, please visit the For Business section of our website.


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is also featured in some of the leading Hotel and Casino properties worldwide. Our scalable retail footprint allows us to deliver a premium Beverage and Food option for fine Hotel and Casino properties.

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The investment required to open a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Franchise is between $3,000,000-$5,000,000.

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When did the first Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf open? 1963
When did Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf start Franchising? 1996

United States: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey


We have an integrated supply chain with worldwide distribution capabilities, owning the process from seed to cup. Exclusive and proprietary recipes for beverages, pastries, and cafe meals are created by our product development team who ensures each item is crafted to our premium standards.

Our real estate and development team assists in store design, stores specifications and construction. Our support team includes a dedicated Franchise Business Manager for day-to-day operations and ongoing support, as well as franchise trainers and training centers in Los Angeles, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.


Our marketing team provides collateral, resources and guidance to increase brand visibility and help maintain the integrity of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf name while continuing to expand and strengthen the brand around the world.

Business Experience:

Sophisticated developers with a proven track record of success, with the experience, capabilities, and resources to grow the brand. Prospective franchisees should have experience in: Multi-unit retail or restaurant operations Franchise operations Commercial real estate

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

1945 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA


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