Mammoth Lakes, CA

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Looney Bean of Mammoth
Since 1992 Looney Bean of Mammoth has been the beginning of the trail for locals and tourists alike on their way to start the morning… before heading out for a day of riding/skiing, biking, hiking, climbing, or fishing. The Original Looney Bean, Mammoth’s first coffee roaster, is now located in the corner of the Rite Aid Mall in the heart of downtown Mammoth Lakes. Here you’ll find friendly service and fresh baked pastries prepared on site daily.
Looney Bean Mammothowners Brad & Leyla Williams have been coffeehouse tourists for years and have an insane passion for coffee and community. Their passion was personalized in 1995 when they discovered a village of coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico that had been violently forced from their farms and homes. They helped the village get reestablished in the coffee business. The desire to have their own coffeehouse came true in 2010 when they were able to buy the Mammoth Looney Bean Store. Each bag of beans purchased for roasting at their local site has culture and history that transports with it. Brad is now able to roast in Mammoth these origin beans into what becomes a ingredient for memories being made while sipping a favorite drink. Brad & Leyla have traveled all over the world, lived in many countries, can give you great leads for local coffeehouses throughout the continents and look forward to hosting you when you are in the Sierras.


Located Corner of the Rite Aid Mall at 26 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Contact Us: (760) 934-134Five (helps keep down spam)
With locations in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop, California; Montrose, Colorado; Mazatlan Mexico; and now in Downtown Bend Oregon right on the Mirror Pond. The Looney Bean specializes in offering Artisan crafted small-batch roasted coffees from the best estates and cooperatives from around the world. Each location also features fresh baked goods and unique pastries all in the most beautiful settings.

Excerpt from a review:
About halfway down Main Street, before Highway 203 resumes its meandering climb to 9,000 feet, and descends to Devil's Postpile National Monument, right in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, is a coffeehouse that is actively preserving the community's local culture. If you are within one hundred yards of the Looney Bean on a cool summer evening, when the wind is right, you can smell the pungent odor of roasting coffee emanating from the smoke stack and wafting across the Sierra Nevada sky. At first it turns you off, but at daybreak, when the Eastern sky comes alive and people steadily wander into the Looney Bean for their morning cup of Joe like church-goers on Sunday, aversion turns to curiosity as you stroll inside to see what the big deal is. This is where fishermen gather before heading out to the lakes. This is where rock climbers find a partner for the day. This is where local artists showcase and sell their works. This is where local culture bubbles up to the surface of a tourist town.