A globe-hopping selection of coffee (including organic choices) is sold by kindly people in a warehouse space filled with giant roasters, an espresso bar and a funky collection of tables and chairs. The prices are more than fair (a cup of brewed coffee is just 99 cents), and if you order five pounds or more of any beans, you get it at wholesale prices. Extras include live music, food-truck confabs, open-mic nights, a monthly home-delivery coffee club and a terrific office coffee program.
693 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, 626.564.9291, thebestcoffee.com, Café. Mon.-Fri. from 7:30 a.m., Sat.-Sun. from 9 a.m.