What is new and cool in Costa Mesa – THE HIVE! Located on 3333 Susan Street, it is a creative office campus with three newly built buildings, one of which is the home of the Los Angeles Chargers. The foyer of the adjacent building looks like someone’s very nice living room.

Between the two buildings and connected by a glass enclosed hallway, is The Lost Bean Organic Coffee and Tea. This is my new go to place for caffeine and conversation. The atmosphere inside and out is exciting and relaxing at the same time. There are lots of gathering spots, lounge chairs and umbrellas. I notice that the building next door even has bicycles for rent.

Charlene is the coffee officionado.  She says the beans are roasted just right, and the flavor is rich and full. My drink of choice is Chai Latte which they made iced for me with almond milk. It leaves a gentle tang (perhaps nutmeg) on the tongue that  suits me just fine. The baristas are friendly and act like they really enjoy working there! This place is definitely a keeper!!

The Other Thing – Its called The Hive for a good reason. When the word gets around about The Lost Bean, this campus will be buzzin’!!