Tes of Eastern Avenue

Name: Tes
From: San Jose, CA

When did you start working for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®?
Technically, October of 2015.

What is the one thing you enjoy most about working at The Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf®? Why?
The atmosphere of a coffee shop that maintains its individual customer service vibe while still being a larger company. We are able to connect with customers, even if we are working at a location on the Strip. Coffee Bean is still hailed as a sort of small town coffee shop, even with its roots being in LA. So many customers say to us how much they LOVE Coffee Bean because of our welcoming atmosphere and quality customer service.

What is your favorite The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® drink?
I love trying anything new, but my go to drink is a Hazelnut Ice Blended®!

What do you like to do outside work?

My degree is in theatrical design and production, so I used to do theater on the side. Now, I play around with traditional art using colored pencil and watercolor as my mediums. I have also done a little bit of fantasy costume creation which I have used in events in California and Nevada to raise money for charities. This past June, I went to a convention by Reno Area Anthropomorphic Arts and Recreation where the attendance of over 5,000 people raised $40,000 for Safe Haven Rescue Sanctuary.

Give us some words of wisdom or your favorite quote.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean it is not real?” – Harry Potter

“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Harry Potter