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Yelp LA’s Coffee Experience at LAMILL



Focused on the bronzed bean and perfect leaf, an intimate group of Yelp's LA Elites spent an unseasonably warm afternoon this first weekend of fall touring, learning about and tasting some of the world's finest coffees and teas with LAMILL's family of coffee savants at their private facility in Alhambra.

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From cupping coffee and tea to viewing the roasting process, and learning all about packing a proper espresso to the fine art of foam, it was a grown-up field trip for everyone aboard. After the afternoon of erudition, (did you know that coffee is a fruit?), yelpers imbibed tea infused champagne cocktails along with LAMILL's signature Black & Black (you guessed it, their Kenya AA Thangathi and Guinness), alongside Michael Cimarusti's sliders, mini-grilled cheese sandwiches, and fresh fried shoestring Kennebecs.

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Before wrapping up, everyone was treated to gift bags of fine coffee and tea and a few lucky yelpers held winning raffle tickets for limited edition roasts. One ecstatic Elite scored herself a Japanese Hario iced coffee maker courtesy of LAMILL CEO, Craig Min, while others took advantage of frame worthy burlap coffee sacks from source family farms. The warmth and passion of the experts leading the behind the scenes glimpse into the boutique coffee world left us all buzzing on more than just a caffeine high. As Sukhraj B put it, “As good as it gets just doesn't describe how good it was. I've been trying to find the perfect word but I'll settle on wow."

For more great photos taken by Yelp's own shutterbug, Roo M, check out our Flickr pool, or, leaf through some of the first-hand experiences in reviews. Better yet, hustle down to the LAMILL Coffee Boutique for a latté of your own!

Until next time…

SYOY!
Dawson

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