8 cities where you can drink great coffee

Where in the world can you find excellent coffee?

The 15th-century Arabs were the first to cultivate coffee, before the espresso machine was commercialized worldwide in the late 19th century.

Since then, coffee has taken root everywhere.

« People are increasingly interested in where coffee beans come from and how they are harvested and roasted, » says New Zealand barista Nick Clark, a champion in this field.

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

If you’re a true fan of coffee in any form (cappuccino, café latte, espresso, etc.), here are 8 cities where you must try it:


Barista Londres

A barista in London – Flickr – worldoflard

Australians and New Zealanders opened the first espresso coffee shops in London (such as Flat White and Kaffeine) ten years ago, and this style of café has since flourished all over the city.

Best ordered with a flat white or cappuccino.

The best places: East London has the highest concentration of coffee shops and quality Cafés. Allpress, Climpson & Sons and Caravan are the local stars.


Café Melbourne

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Melbourne’ s coffee culture is simply incredible. Coffee is so ingrained in the Melbourne way of life that the city even hosts an annual coffee exhibition.

Best ordered with Piccolo latte.

The best places: It’s almost impossible to find a bad café in Melbourne. For purists, there’s Axil Coffeehouse Roasters in Hawthorn (322 Burwood Road), Auction Rooms in North Melbourne and Dead Man Espresso in South Melbourne.


After the Dutch, it’s the Scandinavians who drink the most coffee per capita. While the Finns are the Scandinavians who drink the most coffee, the Icelanders are also crazy about it.

Until recently, cafés in Reykjavik were more for eating. Coffee was served at the end of the meal, along with a small cake. Then people started to care about how their coffee was served. As the coffee business wasn’t developed in Iceland, Cafés sprang up quickly, and now you can find them all over the capital.

Preferred order: Latte or cappuccino.

Best places: With seven cafés and a roaster to its name, kaffitar is like a chain in Iceland. Stofan and Kaffismidja are trendier.


Espresso Rome

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

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

Best ordered with: Espresso

The best spots: Rosati on Piazza del Popolo, Sant Eustachi near the Pantheon, or Giolitti a few blocks west of the Trevi Fountain.


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

Preferably ordered as latte, mocha or cappuccino.

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


If there’s one American city that’s always ahead of the game, it’s Seattle. The Starbucks chain is just one part of the city’s coffee reputation.

« Coffee is our liquid ray of sunshine in Seattle, » says Joshua Boyt of Victrola Coffee Roasters, one of the city’s best cafés for caffeine junkies.

Preferred products to order: Espresso, cappuccino, single-origin pour-over (a coffee whose exact production is known).

Top spots: Victrola Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Empire Espresso in Columbia City and Seattle Coffee Works in downtown Seattle.


Café Vienne

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They are such an important part of Viennese culture that the city’s cafés were listed as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011. While the majority of cafés were beginning to sit on their historical achievements, the Barista World Championships in 2012 breathed new life into independent cafés, and new establishments opened. The coffee here is getting better and better.

Preferred order: Espresso or cappuccino in a new-style Café. Or a Café Viennois (cappuccino with cream) in a traditional Café.

Best places: Caffe Couture, Essenti or Coffee Pirates. Demel serves traditional coffee and excellent cakes.


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 town, despite being the country’s capital, which brings the professional closer to the customer. As a result, Cafés here are improving fast.

Best ordered with Flat White, it’s a religion.

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

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