Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores in Los Angeles and beyond have been certified kosher for 57 years.
“While our stores and bakery items will no longer be kosher certified, we will continue to offer a wide assortment of products made from kosher ingredients. Our packaged coffees, teas and powders remain certified kosher through KSA and our behind-the-bar beverages will continue to be crafted using kosher ingredients. We will also offer a variety of kosher certified Cold Case and Impulse options for our Guests.”
A couple of years ago their airport locations ended their kosher supervision. The company recently announced that Las Vegas stores would no longer be kosher, but they say that COVID-19 challenges have accelerated their decision to drop kosher supervision in all locations.
As I mentioned in this week’s COVID-19 roundup here, the OU is also saying to be sure to check all packaging for kosher symbols, as several companies are dropping kosher coverage due to COVID-19.
Will you miss having kosher certified Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations?