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Food Lovers Encyclopedia: Bean Counters

Three of L.A.’s newest coffee cooks

Illustration by John Burgoyne

Handsome Coffee Roasters
In downtown’s arts district, the 3,500-square-foot roastery lets patrons watch the process. The finished beans—in bags marked “A” for “Adventure” or “C” for “Comfort”—are sold at the café. 

Rose Park Roasters
The Long Beach company roasts with precision, not pretension. Cofounder Andrew Owen plans to open a brick-and-mortar soon; until then you can order by mail or, if you’re local, have it delivered by bicycle.

Tony Konecny, who helped launch Intelligentsia in Silver Lake, has gone off on his own. He sources beans from around the world, roasts them at the company’s midcity headquarters, and ships them via the U.S. postal service.