Official app for 'The Coffee Bean' available for Windows Phone (and it's great)

American coffee chain The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ( has released an app for Windows Phone. The official app enables consumers to create custom beverages, including all of the signature beverages offered by the coffeehouse. As well as the customisation of drinks, the app provides a number of features that makes it a must-have for those who love coffee.

The store locator enables users to find the nearest coffeehouse. Should you be looking for a specific facility or feature, the app sports full profiles for each establishment. Such details include free WiFi, Custom Oatmeal Bar, Drive-Thru and more. It's definitely the more convenient way to locate the right coffeehouse to suit your individual requirements.

There are also a handful of surprises included in the app experience with the ability to unlock some of the secret menu drinks through exploring the app - though it's not revealed exactly where said drinks can be unlocked.

We haven't ever personally gone to the Coffee Bean, but there are numerous locations here in NYC. Indeed, after trying this app we're going to try and frequent their establishment because to be honest, this is a nicely done app. It's fast, smooth and cleanly laid out.

Some bonus features in the app include accessing their music play list (via Nokia Music), which you can then save for offline listening and NFC tap-to-share your drink (which we think can be used for orders). It's an impressive app, to say the least.

Your move, Starbucks.

You can download The Coffee Bean from the Windows Phone Store (available in select regions only). Thanks, @EasyPeasyJD, for the tip!

QR: The Coffee Bean

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.