Discover the 8 cities where you can drink very good coffee

Where to find excellent coffee in the world?

Summary

  • London
  • Melbourne
  • Reykjavik
  • Rome
  • Singapore
  • Seattle
  • Vienna
  • Wellington

The 15th century Arabs were the first to cultivate coffee before the espresso machine was marketed worldwide at the end of the 19th century.

Coffee has taken root everywhere since.

“People are increasingly interested in where coffee beans come from and how they are harvested and then roasted,” says New Zealand barista Nick Clark, a champion in the field.

In France, coffee is part of our culture. Abroad, some cities are downright crazy about this dark beverage!

If you are a real fan of coffee, whatever the form (cappuccino, café latte, espresso, etc…), here are 8 cities where you must taste it:

London

Barista London
A barista in London – Flickr – worldoflard

Australians and New Zealanders opened the first espresso-focused coffee shops in London (like Flat White and Kaffeine ) a decade ago and this style of café has flourished all over the city since.

Preferably order : a flat white or a cappuccino.

Best Places : East London has the highest concentration of quality coffee shops and cafes. Allpress , Cliffson & Sons and Caravan are the stars in the area.

Melbourne

Cafe Melbourne
Flickr—RaeAllen

The café culture in Melbourne is simply amazing. Coffee is so ingrained in the Melbourne way of life that the city even hosts an annual coffee expo.

To order preferably : Piccolo latte.

Best Places : It’s almost impossible to find bad coffee in Melbourne. For the purists, there’s Axil Coffeehouse Roasters in Hawthorn (322 Burwood Road), Auction Rooms in North Melbourne and Dead Man Espresso in South Melbourne.

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Reykjavik

After the Dutch, the Scandinavians consume the most coffee per capita . While Finns drink the most coffee among Scandinavians, Icelanders are also crazy about it.

Until recently, Cafés in Reykjavik were more for eating. You were served coffee at the end of the meal with a small cake. Then people started worrying about how their coffee was served. Since the coffee business is not developed in Iceland , the Cafés flourished quickly and now they can be found everywhere in the capital.

To order preferably : Latte or cappuccino.

Best Places : With seven Cafés and a roaster named after it, kaffitar is like a chain in Iceland. Stofan and Kaffismidja are more connected.

Rome

Espresso Rome

But where to drink the best espresso in Rome? – Flickr – JoLi-esse

Coffee is so important to Italian culture that you rarely come across a local who doesn’t drink it. But believe it or not, it’s not always easy to find decent espresso in Italy , with reviews suggesting Italians have been reluctant to embrace modern barista techniques. Rome is however a good bet for drinking an excellent cup of coffee.

Best to order : Espresso

The best places : Rosati in Piazza del Popolo, Sant’Eustachi near the Pantheon, or Giolitti a few streets west of the Trevi Fountain.

Singapore

Coffee has always been an integral part of Singaporean life , but locals have only recently embraced modern espresso technology. Locals have become so obsessed with latte art that it has become a staple of good coffee. »

To order preferably : Latte, mocha or cappuccino.

Best spots : Strangers’ Reunion in Chinatown, Dutch Colony in Pasar Bella Marketplace, and Bukit Timah and Chye Seng Huat Hardware in Little India.

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Seattle

If there’s one American city that’s always ahead in the game, it’s Seattle. The Starbucks chain being just a part of the city’s fame for coffee.

“Coffee is our liquid sunshine in Seattle,” says Joshua Boyt of Victrola Coffee Roasters , one of the city’s best cafes for caffeine junkies.

To order preferably : Espresso, cappuccino a “single-origin for” (a coffee whose exact production is known)

The best places : Victrola Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Empire Espresso in Columbia City and Seattle Coffee Works in the center.

Vienna

Cafe Vienna
Wikimedia Commons – DC

They are so important to Viennese culture that the city’s cafes were listed by UNESCO in 2011 as intangible cultural heritage. As the majority of Cafés began to build on their historical heritage, the World Barista Championships in 2012 instilled a new style of independent Cafés and establishments opened. Coffee is getting better and better here.

Best to order : Espresso or a cappuccino in a new style Café. Or a Viennese Café (cappuccino with cream) in a traditional Café.

The best places : Caffe Couture , Essenti or Coffee Pirates . Demel serves traditional coffee and very good cakes.

Wellington

While flat white was supposedly invented in Sydney, the drink was perfected in Wellington, where it became the national drink (unofficially).

Wellington, New Zealand is fortunate to be a small city, despite being the capital of the country, which allows a connection between the professional and the client. So, the Cafes are improving fast here.

Best to order : Flat White is a religion.

Best Places : It’s hard to find bad coffee in New Zealand. Some of Wellington’s best coffee shops are Flight Coffee Hangar , Memphis Belle and Lamason Brew Bar .

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Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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