G&B Coffee, a coffee shop located in Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles, is owned by longtime specialty coffee thought leaders Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski, both Intelligentsia Coffee alumni. Kyle and Charles don’t serve a single coffee roaster’s coffee. Instead, they are constantly blind-tasting coffees from roasters from all over North America, then choosing their favorites to serve in their bar. During their residency at the La Marzocco cafe, we will be serving coffees from four roasters that are routinely served at G&B: Heart, Madcap, Parlor and 49th Parallel. G&B’s menu is notable for its creativity and ambitious ingredients and flavors. Everything they serve is made in-house––from their almond macadamia nut milk to the sparkling black tea with hops. They’ve done everything possible to recreate their menu, and their service experience in Seattle. What follows is some detail about the beverages you can experience at the café during G&B’s residency.
When visiting the cafe this month, no need to form a line. G&B runs a bar-style “order anywhere” service, so find a spot along our bar and our baristas will be happy to help you explore the G&B menu.
Almond Macadamia Iced Latte
This latte is as smooth as it is cool, and has been named one of the best iced lattes in America. The almond macadamia milk is made in-house daily.
Turmeric Almond Macadamia
For a caffeine-free option, just ask for a “Tumi.” Served either hot or cold, the base for this drink is made with fresh organic turmeric and ginger then lightly sweetened with honey.
G&B’s own six-spice recipe made in house.
Four (4!) shots of espresso and almost a whole pint of ice cream, let it be known that this milkshake is intended for two! Fair warning, but we won’t judge if you can’t bear to share.
Fizzy Hoppy Tea
The refreshing house-made Fizzy Hoppy Tea is a carbonated blend of black tea, citra hops, with just a hint of sweetness. Served alongside espresso and G&B’s 1-and-1 selections, this slightly bitter beverage is an excellent alcohol-free alternative to beer.
Yeasted Waffle and Filter Coffee
Because there may not be a greater combo. Served to you straight from the iron, these waffles are light with crispy edges, and come dolloped with butter and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup. Order one with the filter coffee of the day.
Enjoy coffee’s version of a root beer float. G&B’s Affogato starts with a generous scoop of ice cream covered in a single shot of espresso.
To view G&B’s full menu at La Marzocco Cafe, head here.
Over the coming month, we’ll be telling you a bit more about G&B and their innovative approach to processes and service. Stay tuned to learn more!