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Oh. My. God. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Release 'Friends' Special-Edition Central Perk Roasts

by Rudy Sanchez on 07/31/2019 | 2 Minute Read

Smash hit sit-com Friends, despite ending in 2004, found a new life and new fans thanks to online streaming services, some of whom were still a twinkle in their parents’ eyes when it premiered in 1994.

Very much a product of its time, one of the signature locations, a trendy coffeehouse named “Central Perk,” not only provided a place for Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel and Ross to hang out and catch a caffeine buzz, but reflected and reinforced a trend towards espresso-based and gourmet coffee drinking in America, something that has endured far longer than “The Rachel,” or even how much time the show has left on Netflix.

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To commemorate the show’s 25th anniversary, Warner Bros. and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have teamed up to release a line of coffee drinks, roasts and tea named for the show’s iconic hang. The coffee beans, which come in a medium and dark roast, and citrus-flavored black tea, sport black bags (or tin in the case of the tea) with Friends-inspired art along the sides as well as the fictional coffeehouse’s logo on the front.

In-store, Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf named their beverages after the principal characters on the show, including classic, coffeehouse fare like “The Ross,” a flat white, and CBTL signatures like the “The Phoebe,” an ice-blended cookies and cream drink.

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The pre-packaged coffee and tea are available online and in-store starting July 31st and through the summer. After that, you’ll have to visit a knock-off Central Perk to drink out of a bowl-sized mug while listening to a Smelly Cat cover unless you’re on a break...from coffee.