If you can't tell by my Instagram, I'm drinking my way through Long Beach. I was excited when Commodity opened, because it signaled LB was becoming a real coffee-capital competitor to San Diego, San Fran and LA. Unfortunately the one time I went to actually work, their WiFi was down, but crafty as they are, they had an alternative for me. There aren't many outlets or seats in the shop, but I've never seen it get crowded (on a week day anyhow). I've had two drip coffees, one I didn't care for and one very citrus-y Ethiopian I liked, as well as an O.K. mocha. I'm going to come back for another coffee and espresso, so the jury's out on a final rating, but the baristas are cool, the music choice is great (think 500 Days of Summer soundtrack) and the ambiance is clean and inviting. Considering it's proximity to CSULB, I'll be back, at least for a to-go cup!
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