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Cockroach Infestation Shuts Down Newport Beach Coffee House

Inspectors allowed it to reopen later the same day after taking care of the problem.

Kean Coffee, Newport Beach. Patch file photo.
Kean Coffee, Newport Beach. Patch file photo.

A cockroach infestation closed a coffee house in Newport Beach last week.

Health inspectors visited Kean Coffee, at 2043 Westcliff Drive, March 26 and discovered:

  • Two dead adult cockroaches in the cabinet under the front freezer
  • Two live adult cockroaches and three nymph cockroaches in the cabinet under the front freezer
  • One live adult and two nymph cockroaches in the food storage cabinet next to the front freezer
  • One nymph cockroach on the panel behind the blenders

The inspectors also cited for eight minor violations, including improper holding temperatures for food – in this case milk and creamers –unsanitary equipment and small flies.

The coffee house was allowed to reopen later that day when it got rid of the cockroaches. 

Gerry Weitz April 06, 2014 at 10:27 AM
I see these problems all the time! Good neighborhoods are not exempt from cockroach problems. The greenest pest control company in So California, Hearts Pest Management, http://www.heartspm.com has multiple methods for dealing with these problems, including non-chemical methods. Early and frequent inspections and communication with restaurant owners is imperative.

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