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Since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has provided our customers with the world's finest quality coffee and tea experience. In order to deliver that experience, we rely on our amazing Team Members.

Providing great products only brings our customers to our door. Having them come back on a regular basis requires that we provide them with a Total Quality Experience and that we hire Simply the Best™.

At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, we hire for our core values (FROTH) and identify candidates who match the characteristics described in our Guiding Principles.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf provides an environment where you can be yourself and have fun serving our customers on a daily basis. With our growth and expansion, we offer continuous development and an opportunity for career advancement. It is more important for us to identify "who you are" as opposed to "what you can do."

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can interact with people, smile, get involved in the local community, and have fun, we want to talk to you about joining our growing and diverse team.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.



The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf prides itself on upholding our Guiding Principles throughout the company. You'll see our Guiding Principles in all of our stores and in the Home Office. Team Members are always reminded to refer to them if in questionable circumstances.

To be "Simply the Best" roaster and global retailer of specialty coffee and tea.

To create a spirit within our company that inspires our Team Members to provide our customers with a Total Quality Experience:

Quality of Product, Service and Environment.


for each other's values, opinions and individual diversity

Health & Financial Security Plans


because we achieve success by working together

We believe in the FUNdamental truths that guide us through our daily lives at

The Cofee Bean & Tea Leaf


with each other & our customers


because we are proudly entrusted with responsibility


because we are truthful to each other and ourselves



The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ("The Company") offers a generous
benefit plan to our eligible Team Members (employees).


The Company offers an affordable and comprehensive health care plan. The plan covers a range of services including doctor visits, hospitalization and prescription drug programs.


The Company offers 2 dental plans that help pay for a range of dental services and is designed to encourage regular, preventive treatment. One plan is a dental PPO plan that provides both in-network and out-of-network benefits. The other plan is a dental HMO plan that provides only in-network benefits

Vision Insurance

This plan covers an annual exam and provides an annual allowance for glasses and contact lenses.


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Our Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts allow Team Members to have money deducted from their pay on a pre-tax basis to be used for eligible out-of-pocket expenses. This program allows Team Members to reduce their income taxes and increase discretionary income for expenses such as medical and dental plan co-payments and day care.

Disability Protection

The Company provides a plan which offers, after a 3 month waiting (or "elimination") period, income replacement of 60% (up to a maximum of $10,000 per month) for long-term disability.

Life Insurance

The amount of life insurance Team Members are eligible to receive is based on their annual base compensation and job classification. In addition to receiving group term life insurance, Team Members may elect additional supplemental life insurance coverage for themselves, their spouse/partner and children.


Retirement Plan

To help Team Members save for retirement, the Company offers a 401(k) plan that includes a Company match of 100% on the 1st 3% of compensation and 50% on the next 2% of compensation. Team Members must have 1 year of staff service to receive Company matching contributions.

Pre-Paid Legal Services Plan

The Company provides Team Members the opportunity to purchase pre-paid legal services through MetLaw/Hyatt. The program provides Team Members with a network of contracted attorneys who can represent them in a variety of legal matters.

Team Member Perks and Work-life Programs

The Company provides various perquisites through a variety of programs and services to help enhance the lives of eligible Team Members (employees) and help them achieve a balance between their work and home lives.



At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf our Guiding Principles help to ensure that we deliver a Total Quality Experience to our Customers, Team Members and Community. We do this daily for our customers through our great product, service and environment.

• "Best of The Best" Quarterly awards given to General Managers and District Managers
• General Manager and District Manager of the Year award, which includes a trip to Costa Rica
• Quarterly performance bonuses for field management
• Annual General Manager Conference
• District Manager Forums
• Team Member Roundtables
• Operations Council
• Home Office Open Forum
• Roasting & Distribution (RAD) Tour and Bakery Visit
• A variety of Company sponsored contests and incentives

Additionally, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has a solid track record for promoting people:

• A large percentage of our General Managers started off as Baristas
• We provide learning and development opportunities for those who show interest, have potential and whose performance reflects their contributions
• Many Team Members in our Home Office started by working in our stores
• New and open positions are posted on our Intranet for our Team Members


How do I apply to store hourly positions at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf?

Each The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf retail store independently hires and manages its own part time and full time team members. To be considered for employment, you must complete our online application by visiting the Career section of our website.

What is the minimum age requirement to work at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf?

You must be at least 16 years old to be eligible for employment at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. If you are under the age of 18, you are required to submit a work permit. However, if you are under the age of 18 but have graduated from high school, you must submit a copy of your diploma.

After I apply online, how soon will I be contacted?

If you meet our qualifications, you should expect to be contacted within a few days. You are always welcome to contact the store that you are interested in as well.

Can I apply to more than one retail store?

Currently our online application only allows you to select one location. In the event that you are interested in being considered for multiple locations, please contact the store that you applied to and ask them to pool your application. You are also welcome to apply to each store individually.