U.S. Cities with the Best Coffee

U.S. Cities with the Best Coffee

Coffee: It’s a staple for many people, a way in which to fully wake up every day and keep going as the hours go on.

While some may settle for a purchase from a place like Dunkin or Starbucks, other people are a bit more serious about what they like to drink in the morning.

These are the best cities to find top-notch coffee at a variety of places.

Portland, OR

Coffee aficionados will want to look at Portland houses for sale to get their cup of joe fix.

The most notable coffee brand in the city is Stumptown Coffee Roasters with the downtown location being the largest of all the stores the brand has. Their roasting team has over 120 collective years of experience with roasting that they bring to the coffee pot.

Coava is another heavy hitter in the city, a socially responsible roaster who sources beans in a way that benefits farmers and the industry as a whole.

In this city of coffee culture there’s a fantastic coffee shop on nearly every corner. Try Korean café Snow Bunny Coffee for delicious to-go treats like a dulce de leche latte, Oracle Coffee Company for iced and hot brews made from beans supplied by Terrain Coffee Project, or Adapt Café, which features beans from many different coffee companies to try.

Seattle, WA

You can visit the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room here, located near Pike Place Market. Chat with a master roaster and try unique beverages made on site.

If you’re looking for a longstanding brewhouse check out Cherry Street Coffee House, which has been around since the 1990s.

Try something new with Espresso Soda from Sound and Fog, or explore the world through beans from Ethiopia or Colombia at Herkimer Coffee.


Overall, the coffee culture of Hawaii is stellar, starting with Kona Coffee. This award-winning coffee is grown and cultivated in Hualalai.

Maui Coffee Attic is a popular place, a mom-and-pop shop with a stage for live entertainment some nights.

Honolulu Coffee Co. has a widespread presence on the islands, using 100 percent Kona beans for their brews.

The longstanding Kalāheo Café & Coffee Co. serves up big portions of breakfast, lunch, and dinner with its coffee, and they sell bags of locally grown beans in their shop.

San Francisco, CA

Like Portland, San Fran has a lot of coffee names that are familiar to most.

Peet’s Coffee began in Berkeley in the 1960s, a company that evolved to perfect roasting by hand and who sources the top one percent of coffee beans from the best growing regions in the world in a sustainable and responsible way.

Blue Bottle Coffee is another noted name, an over 15-year-old company that sells not only strong brews but unique tools for roasting and making coffee just the way you like it at home.

Equator began as a garage business and has grown into a handful of cafes that serve coffee sourced from places like Sumatra and Ecuador.

Farley’s serves drip coffee in a friendly neighborhood setting, while Sightglass Coffee’s huge flagship location often hosts brewing classes and tastings for the public to enjoy.