6 Places To Enjoy Best Coffee From Around The World
By: Kratika Mon, 17 Jan 2022 11:23:40
Coffee drives us like nothing else. When you love coffee, you LUURVEE Coffee. Am I right or am I right? It can be considered as God’s nectar: Coffee is not just a fuel for people on every continent looking to kick start their day or stay up longer during the night, but it’s also a canvas for artists looking to get simple pleasures beyond its practical purposes. So, to combine your penchant to travel with a tasty cup of Joe, we have the Best Coffee Destinations in the world.
# Melbourne, Australia
If you consider yourself a coffee aficionado, you might be aware of how the origin of the Flat White is fiercely contested between Australia and New Zealand. Without getting into that feud, we will just say that Melbourne loves coffee and is known to have mastered buzzworthy techniques like batch brews and pour-overs. More importantly, it hosts an annual coffee expo and has its own coffee-related publication, the Melbourne Coffee Review. What makes Melbourne coffee shops unique is the way the city is divided: into several “villages”, each with its own specific culture.
# Reykjavik, Iceland
Like many Scandinavian countries, Iceland is also Coffee crazy. This deep bond with coffee can be seen in a large number of cafes and coffee shops in the capital city of Reykjavik. But one thing you’ll notice here is a sheer lack of chains and big brands as Reykjavik is all about independently owned and family-run institutions, making it a place where local coffee culture shines brighter than mass-market corporations. Thanks to this small community of baristas, you can expect a high standard in each and every cafe. Many of them also offer free refills!
# Wellington, New Zealand
The coffee culture in Wellington dates back to the 1950s where milk bars started to sprawl around the city, followed shortly by coffee houses. Today, Wellington coffee culture prides itself on being artsy and independent. With special attention paid to the sourcing and sustainability of the coffee beans, the hundreds of quirky and independently owned cafes compete to make the finest brew in this city. When we say finest, we mean ‘strongest’ as the drinks are normally double-shot and you’ll have to specify if you want just a single.
# Vienna, Austria
Coffee houses in Vienna are an institution that’s inextricably linked to the locals’ way of life. While the first Viennese Coffeehouse (or Kaffeehaus) opened in the 1680s, today, the coffee shops here are the best places to get a feel for the culture. In fact, since October 2011 the “Viennese Coffee House Culture” is listed as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” the Austrian inventory of the “National Agency for the Intangible Cultural Heritage”, a part of UNESCO.
# Rome, Italy
Coffee is serious business in Italy, especially in the capital Rome. Therefore, most of our coffee jargon (latte, macchiato, and cappuccino) comes from Italy. But while the names may sound familiar, the way Italians drink their coffee is unique and particular – one might even say ritualistic. Whichever cafe you pick, there is an unspoken rule of what drink to order when: cappuccino in the morning and only an espresso after eating. Later in the evening, Caffe Corretto: an espresso served with a shot of grappa or brandy. You can’t have a list of best coffee destinations without Italy making the cut, and now you know why.
# Seattle, USA
No list of coffee destinations would be complete without including the city that launched the world’s largest coffee chain–Starbucks. Seattle coffee shops offer both upscale industrial-chic and artsy hipster and varieties in between. But while there are many options in the city, locals feel very loyal to their particular district or independent spots and tend not to move far once they have found their niche.