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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf promises it’ll be there for you with its new “Friends” inspired drinks.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the popular sitcom, the coffee supplier and subscription service is selling a Central Perk line of beverages. A 12-ounce bag of medium or dark roast or a canister of 20 black-tea bags will cost you just $9.95.
The Central Perk dark whole bean roast coffee has a cocoa flavor and semi-sweet finish. The medium roast ground coffee is sweet and smooth, the company says.
If you are MIA while bingeing the “Friends” series and sipping this coffee, just tell everyone you were on a (coffee) break!
Make sure you’re using an oversized mug as our favorite characters did. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has “Friends” themed mugs … but they are currently sold out.
We found this one on Amazon for $17.99, and it’s definitely our cup of tea:
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s “Friends” line is in partnership with Warner Bros. and is available in select retail stores through July 31. But it will also have an offer in August: On Aug. 4, customers can get a buy-one-get-one-free special in honor of National Friendship Day.
People who buy a “Friends”-themed beverage at the coffee shop will get a free one to give to a friend! The BOGO deal will last for one week, and you’ll have to go to the store to get one of the limited-time coffee drinks. (Most of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s locations are in California, and you can check their locator page for the closest one to you.)
Specialty “Friends” beverages at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf include The Joey (mango cold-brew tea), The Monica (Midnight Mocha cold brew), The Rachel (matcha latte), The Ross (classic flat white), The Chandler (caramel coconut latte) and The Phoebe (cookies and cream ice blended).
The Los Angeles-based coffee shop isn’t the only business celebrating the big anniversary of “Friends.” Pottery Barn has a “Friends” furniture collection that includes the famous apothecary table from Rachel and Phoebe’s apartment:
People wanting more of a Central Perk experience may pivot and head to Manchester, England, where a replica of the show’s coffee shop opened in June. (It even has a couch like the one seen in all of the Central Perk visits!)
We’re so happy to be celebrating decades of “Friends,” and we’ll keep watching the reruns for years to come!