The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® to Open First Location in Washington, D.C. at Washington Hilton

Iconic California Coffee and Tea Retailer Expands East Coast Presence with Store in Area’s Leading Hotel

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January 31, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Dupont Circle neighborhood is about to get a serious caffeine boost with the arrival of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf,®  just steps inside Washington Hilton. The largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the U.S., The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is set to open in mid-February just off of Connecticut Avenue. The family-grown, California-based brand with more than 800 locations worldwide is excited to serve Washingtonians with a full selection of signature blends plus the famous Original Ice Blended® drink.

"We are thrilled to bring The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® experience to our energetic, in-the-know Washingtonian neighbors seeking quality food and beverages," said Steve Cowan, general manager, Washington Hilton. 

This opening is the first in the Capital region, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® in Washington will provide the finest and rarest loose-leaf teas and premium coffees to the residents of and visitors to Dupont Circle, Kalorama, Adams Morgan, and neighboring communities.

"We are delighted to be affiliated with Washington Hilton, whose excellent reputation for service and quality aligns with our own," said Bob Kaufman, vice president of business development & franchises for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® will offer free wi-fi and more than enough seating, in a setting perfect for those having a quick specialty drink, meal  or looking for a convenient afternoon work space.

As with all locations, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® at Washington Hilton will offer a wide variety of the top 1% of Arabica coffee beans from specially selected estates around the world that are custom roasted in small batches at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® facility in Camarillo, California. The store will also offer a wide variety of products, including hand-plucked whole leaf teas sourced from the most exclusive growing regions, as well as fresh baked goods. 

Jessica Zachar
Washington Hilton
+1 703 417 2701

Christina Gilmour/Winter Johnson
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
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About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world.   For nearly 50 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has demonstrated a passion for product innovation epitomized by The Original Ice Blended® beverage. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in 22 countries. Current markets include the US (California, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Florida, New York and Hawaii), Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Brunei, Indonesia, UAE, Israel, China, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Mexico, Cambodia, Lebanon, Kurdistan, Thailand, Cambodia and Turkey and the Philippines.  In 2010, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®  launched the CBTL® Single Serve Beverage System that allows consumers to make their favorite espresso, brewed coffee, tea and specialty beverages at home, at the touch of a button. For more information, visit, or

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