Our Favourite Travel Destinations for Coffee Lovers

Our Top Pick Destinations for Coffee Lovers - New York, Seattle and Costa Rica

New York

New York City

There are plenty of reasons to love New York City, but one of our favourite things about NYC is its distinct coffee culture. It’s no surprise that coffee culture thrives in the City That Never Sleeps, and around every corner there seems to be a coffee roasters just waiting to be sampled.

  1. Blue Bottle Coffee in New York are a Mecca for coffee enthusiasts; they source their beans from single-origin farms and roast them in-house to perfection. It is no wonder people across the city come to sample their amazing coffee - and pastries!
  1. Intelligentsia Coffee is another coffee gem in New York that is not to be missed. They offer specialty coffee using brewing methods like pour-over, AeroPress, and siphon to extract the unique flavours of each coffee.
  1. Café Grumpy is a local coffee stop with a loyal following. Known for their commitment to quality, they source their beans from reputable farms and roast them in small batches. Not known by many tourists, this is definitely a coffee spot worth checking out on your next holiday to New York City.
  1. Saving the best ‘till last - Devoción! Devoción offers an amazing coffee experience, taking freshness to the next level. They pride themselves on sourcing their beans from Colombia and air-shipping them to their Brooklyn location within just ten days of harvest. The café's industrial-chic decor and the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans are the perfect back drop to sip your double espresso!

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Seattle, Washington

Whilst Seattle is not always one that comes to mind when you think of coffee culture destinations, Seattle certainly is renowned for its distinct coffee scene and beloved coffee spots - not to mention its the home of the first ever Starbucks!

  1. Victrola Coffee Roasters is a bit of a hidden gem in Seattle, but it is a local favourite known for its artisanal approach to coffee. They meticulously roast their beans in-house, showcasing a wide range of flavours and profiles. With its cozy atmosphere and vintage charm, Victrola provides a perfect setting for coffee enthusiasts to sip on their freshly-brewed coffee.
  1. Espresso Vivace has been deemed “the best coffee in Seattle” by many of the city’s residents and it’s an iconic Seattle institution that has been at the forefront of the specialty coffee scene since 1988. They are renowned for their dedication to perfecting the art of espresso and their signature espresso blend, Vita, is known for its rich, complex flavours and balanced acidity.
  1. Slate Coffee Roasters offer a unique and immersive coffee experience in Seattle. They focus on showcasing the distinct characteristics of each coffee, offering a rotating selection of single-origin beans. What makes Slate stand out is their innovative approach to brewing methods. They use methods like syphon, Chemex, and Japanese iced coffee to highlight the flavours and nuances of their carefully curated coffees.
  1. Herkimer Coffee - a neighbourhood gem that has generated a loyal following for its outstanding coffee and relaxed atmosphere. They roast their beans in-house, ensuring freshness and optimal flavour. With its cozy seating areas and inviting patio, it's a great spot to unwind with a meticulously crafted cup of coffee.

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costa rica


San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica produces some amazing coffee, and though Costa Rican Coffee may not be as well known as that of its South American neighbours (namely Brazil and Columbia), it produces some amazing quality coffee thanks to a 1989 law that stated only 100% Arabica Coffee could be produced in Costa Rica! 

  1. Caféoteca is a popular coffee shop in San Jose, celebrated for its dedication to showcasing Costa Rican coffee. They source their beans from various regions of the country, highlighting the unique flavours and profiles of each origin. With a cozy and rustic atmosphere, a cup of coffee here makes for an excellent experience.
  1. Café Miel is a hidden gem of Costa Rica’s capital - a small, quirky cafe serving excellent coffee. This cozy café is known for its specialty coffees and delectable pastries. They also source their coffee from local farms, ensuring freshness and supporting the local community.
  1. Finally, a Costa Rican institution: Britt Café! Britt Café is a renowned coffee shop and roasters in San Jose. They have a long-standing reputation for their commitment to quality and sustainable practices. When you visit the cafe, you can enjoy a range of specialty coffees, including their famous Costa Rican blends. For something extra special, Britt Café also offers coffee tours and tastings, providing insights into the coffee production process and the opportunity to try a variety of exceptional coffees.

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