Our Story



Set out on a journey to take our brand to new heights worldwide.


We launched HomeGrounds, our global headquarters and Innovation Experience Centre, in Singapore to continue serving an endless variety of flavors and creations.


With a remarkable presence of over 1,100 cafés worldwide, we joined the Jollibee Group of Companies, marking the start of something special.


We turned global and expanded into Asia. Within two years, 29 cafés were opened across Singapore and Malaysia. And in 2005, we established the Caring Cup® Global Charity Program with the aim of giving back to our communities.


History was made when a barista invented the ICE BLENDED® drink at our Westwood, California store.


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® grew to 10 cafés in Southern California. Eager to let his customers enjoy truly authentic and unique blends, he began adding exotic teas to the menu.


Herbert Hyman founded The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® as a coffee service for offices. Three years later, he opened the very first store in Southern California to bring the flavors of the world to his neighborhood..