Pikolo Espresso Bar – Montreal, QC, Canada

Located in the heart of Montreal, Pikolo Espresso Bar is a cozy narrow shop beautifully adorned with coffee merchandise and photographs. On a cold rainy day, the second the doors opened on Saturday morning, the cafe filled with people looking to grab their first weekend cup of coffee. Despite, the lack of space in the…

Intelligentsia Coffee – Watertown, MA

If anything were to provide me faith in the future of Boston’s coffee scene, it is the arrival of Intelligentsia in Watertown (right outside of Cambridge). Beginning with their little red truck, Intelligentsia gave Bostonians a taste of their coffee starting last winter, serving up espresso drinks, cold brew, and drip coffee in the shop’s…

Cuvée Coffee – Austin, TX

To bring SXSW to an end, this last Austin coffee post for a while ends with the crucial Cuveé Coffee located on the East side of the city. Cuveé is most well-known nationally for their Black and Blue Cold Brew which is typically canned or on tap. Within the coffee community, their shop is known…

Mañana Coffee, Juice & Bakeshop – Austin, TX

Nestled behind one of the most touristic areas of Austin, Mañana serves up locally roasted Cuvee coffee and has one of the most beautiful bars in the city. Mañana is my brief escape whenever I am surrounded by the weekend hecticness of Soco (South Congress for those who have never been to Austin). While this…

Local Coffee – San Antonio, TX

On what seems to be a calm and quiet weekend morning in most parts of San Antonio, upon entering the city’s Pearl District there is a more hectic atmosphere where people are gathered to eat, shop, and drink. Located at the center of this neighborhood is Local Coffee, a mid-sized rustic coffee shop overflowing with…

Tamper Cafe – Medford, MA

Tamper is a Tufts University hangout located right next to campus. This coffee shop has a full food menu and also serves beer and wine. While I am sure once it is later in the day it gets a bit louder, this cafe was really quiet when I went with my friend on a summer…

Coffee Cafe Roasters – Greenwich, CT

Coffee Cafe Roasters (known as CFCF for short) was the most crowded business in central Greenwich at 10 AM on a Monday morning. Most people were gathering with friends and although some people were doing work, it seemed very noisy to be able to get anything done. While researching places to go for coffee in…

Coffee of the Month

Austin-roasted Flat Track coffee from San Ignacio, Peru is full of dynamic flavor that is making me dread running out of these beans. It really has been quite a year for Peruvian coffee, which is not an origin that has typically been known for top tier arabica beans . This past year, some of the most flavorful…

Sweet Donkey – Richmond, VA

Sweet Donkey is one of the cutest coffee shops I have ever been to. The cafe was located in a house with a yard that provided outdoor seating and games. Inside classy jazz music played and there were multiple rooms to sit in, each with a homey and quiet vibe. There was also additional seating…

Mylo Coffee Co. – Little Rock, AK

While on a road trip I stumbled upon a pleasant surprise in Little Rock, a large coffee shop in a small city center. When I walked into Mylo Coffee Co., I was immediately enchanted by the people typing away on their laptops or relaxing with friends. There was something about this spot that made me…

Davis Street Espresso – Dallas, TX

To sum up Davis Street Espresso in one phrase: it’s coffee heaven. At first, when I walked into the Dallas café I thought to myself, “okay another rustic coffee shop”, but then I began to pay more attention to detail. Every minute element of Davis Street Espresso’s design is well thought out. For instance, door…

Kaffeine – London, UK

In my search for the best flat white in London, Kaffeine’s was definitely one of the best (if not the best). This spacious coffee spot serves Square Mile Coffee, roasted in East London. I really enjoyed this cafe because it had a really relaxed vibe and enough seating (indoors and outdoors) for people who wanted…