DEALS & DISCOUNTS--I love this place! Best coffee in West Los Angeles. When you think of a conservatory, you think of a place of fine art. The Conservatory of Coffee, Tea and Cocoa is a place of the fine art of specialty drinks. Each “masterpiece” tantalizes your senses with the alluring aromas of the freshest and finest ingredients and the warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Let me explain: As you walk in, the experience starts. You pass an assortment of burlap sacks from exotic coffee beans with names printed like Jamaican Blue Mountain, Costa Rican La Amistad, and Guatemalan Mayacert. There is a commercial coffee grinder to grind roasted beans within minutes of being brewed, and a very cool indoor tree reminding you of a studio set you might find across Washington Blvd. at Sony Pictures.
Golden tea tins are lining rows of shelving with over 75 varieties of loose teas. It is really hard to choose between teas that are leafy, full-leaf, wiry, needles, pearls, and pellets, the barista will help you create a perfect cup seeped in a single serve organic bag. Just like the coffee, this is the widest and freshest tealeaf assortment ever.
Within a few minutes, my coffee order was ready with a latte rosette embellishment. Within the first taste of the velvety richness and smooth coffee flavor, no over-roasting or burnt taste. It was love at first sip, I became a Conservatory convert.
Between a cup of Jose, Peruvian was the coffee blend of the day, and a vegan muffin, I paid around five bucks and felt extremely satisfied with my purchase for the best café treat ever.
The Conservatory sells coffee and tea supplies, and a barista can help advise you how to conveniently brew coffee, tea or cocoa at your home. I would highly encourage visiting their website http://www.conservatorycoffeeandtea.com/ to see the many exotic varieties of coffees and teas available to buy from all over the world.
There is no Wi-Fi, but plenty of people are working with their laptops. Note, the Conservatory closing times are at 6 pm on Monday - Friday, 3 pm on Saturday, and closed on Sundays. Parking is a bit tricky, but you can try in back in their private lot.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
THE CONSERVATORY OF COFFEE TEA AND COCOA
10117 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(Across the street from the Sony Studios lot)
Monday - Friday 7 am - 6 pm, Saturday 8 am - 3 pm, Not Opened on Sundays.
(Sue Helmy has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. She is currently providing superb administrative services at a financial management firm in Century City. She is active in countless church and civic organizations and spends every minute she can spare dancing to the Zumba beat.)