LADs We Love: James Freeman, Founder of Blue Bottle Coffee

Why do we love Mr. James Freeman? Let us count the ways. For one, he's the reason we're able to spend half of our paycheck every month on delicious, delicious Blue Bottle Coffee across the street. Freeman vows that “[he] will only sell coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster to [his] customers, so they may enjoy coffee at its peak of flavor. [He] will only use the finest, most delicious and responsibly sourced beans.”

Don't believe it? Try a cup o' their joe for yourself. With an online store and database of recipes as well as locations in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo, you can treat yourself to a brew no matter which coast (or side of the ocean) you’re on.

Team LAD