Where to Buy Affordable Coffee Beans in Los Angeles

We all know how a serious coffee habit can take a toll on your bank account. Even if you opt to make your own at home, LA bean suppliers like Handsome Coffee Roasters and Klatch Roasting sell 12-ounce bags for $15 or more. In recent talk on Chowhound, fame da lupo begged for advice about where to go for great beans without the buzz-killing price.

• Fresh Roast is a family-owned business in San Gabriel that sells pound bags for about $10, cfylong says. The beans are roasted so frequently they’re often warm when you pick up a bag, and the coffee tastes great.

• In Culver City, The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa (pictured) gets rawdeal’s nod. Beans from every coffee-growing continent; one-pound bags for around $13.

• Supreme Bean Coffee Roasters in North Hollywood is ns1’s go-to source: not fancy, just good and affordable. Pound bags from the Americas, Asia, and Africa start at $14.

• In Atwater Village, TonyC is a fan of Trystero Coffee, where beans are roasted in small batches every Thursday and the prices are low: the 14-ounce bags average $11. Check the website to see what's being roasted that week.

• The beans at underrated Tierra Mia aren't the cheapest, but they’re really good, says Dommy. Central and South America is the focus. Pound bags are in the $20 range.

Fresh Roast [San Gabriel Valley]
308 S. San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel
626-451-5918

The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa [Westside - Inland]
10117 Washington Boulevard, Culver City
310-558-0436

Supreme Bean Coffee Roasters [San Fernando Valley - East]
5457 Cleon Avenue, North Hollywood
818-506-6020

Trystero Coffee [Atwater Village]
2974 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles
323-913-0204

Tierra Mia [Downtown]
653 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles
213-895-6000

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Photo of beans at The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa by CLowe