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Why Some of L.A.’s Top Coffee Shops Are Roasting Their Own Beans


After five years of sourcing coffee beans from some of the best roasters in North America—Vancouver’s 49th Parallel, San Francisco’s Ritual, Portland’s Heart—Go Get ’Em Tiger cofounders Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski decided to embark on a new challenge: bringing roasting in-house.


Without making much noise, the duo spent all of 2017 and the better part of 2018 honing their technique while discreetly slipping early batches onto the menus at their five L.A. cafés. “If you’ve drunk coffee at our cafés consistently over that time, odds are you’ve drunk some of our coffee already,” Glanville wrote in a post on the website Medium last August.

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