Half a century ago, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf graced us with their first location in Brentwood. Today, with over 900 stores across 25 countries, the company shop is the oldest coffee and tea retailer in the United States. They're celebrating their 50th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 30 and the drinks are on them all day long.

Patrons get a free 16-ounce cup of the company's Anniversary Blend coffee or tea. Note that the promotion is only available at locations in California and Arizona.

And here we thought 7-Eleven's one dollar coffee was the best deal of the month. Happy birthday guys and thanks for the free cup of joe.

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