We LOVE good coffee and noticed it was needed in our neighborhood.
Chris has been in coffee for a decade between NYC and Los Angeles and has been featured in New York Daily News for his cold brew coffee recipe. Claire met Chris in a cafe in LA and knew they should make sweet coffee together... Four blissful years later, Little Bean was born!
Harlem is such a great place to live, and we're happy to provide our fellow residents a high quality alternative to deli and chain coffee.
We focus on sustainably sourced, fair trade coffees, espresso drinks and teas. Our beans are roasted locally, in small batches, at Red House Roasters in Newark. Real fruit smoothies, top quality pastries from Brooklyn's Colson Patisserie, along with hot breakfast items help to set our morning commuters off right. Plenty of seating (including high chairs), simple lunch fare, and Free WiFi are here for our afternoon crowd.
Little Bean is the only place that you can find Chris' signature "Harlem Saphire" - a triple strength, single origin cold brew that recently won 2nd Place at the 2019 CoffeeFest’s America’s Best Cold Brew competition.
If you're on your way to work, or to hang in the best part of Central Park, we'd love to see you stop in!