If coffee is black gold, then there’s been a Gold Rush in the past 15 years, with specialty coffee powers descending on LA from across the US. Homegrown coffee companies have also stepped up, with some developing chains that source world-class coffee while others roast their own beans in-town. In many cases, Angelenos have benefited. Of course, the COVID-19 crisis has changed how people interact with coffee bars. Marathon laptop sessions are limited to outdoor seats, and regulars can no longer belly up to the bar to chat with their favorite baristas. Still, coffeehouses hold a treasured place in communities. Here are 29 of LA County’s best coffee options right now.