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Better Latte Than Never: Top 10 Coffee Shops In The World

Better Latte Than Never: Top 10 Coffee Shops In The World

Like they say, all you need is love and more coffee! And coffee lovers certainly need more of their favorite caffeine while travelling. Yes, travelling is just an excuse but we all know that coffee aficionados can go that extra mile to find their perfect mug anytime. Here, we bring you a list of top ten best coffee places, where you should get caffeinated at least once in life.

1. Heart Coffee Roasters in Portland, Oregon, US

Your heart will swell with delight when you are greeted by the smell of freshly roasted coffee on stepping inside the Heart Roasters in Portland. The Heart Roasters are known for being among the top roasters in Portland, a country that is home to the best coffee roasters in the world.

The coffee shop is done in a minimalist design and exudes a rustic atmosphere. Being a coffee aficionado, you will surely notice the striking matte black Probat roaster they have for their in-house coffee roasting. Opened in 2009, the Heart Roasters are known for their super smooth drip coffees and delicious lattes. The Heart coffees usually come with a bold punch and multilevel flavour profiles. When in doubt about what to order, you can opt to taste the coffee through a cupping test or have a friendly chat with the baristas about the coffee offerings.

Heart Coffee Roasters

Address: 2211 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

Opening Hours: 7.00 am - 6.00 pm. Open everyday

Contact: +1 503-206-6602

Website: Heart Coffee Roasters

2. The Coffee Academics in Hong Kong

Up for a latte with agave and black pepper or want to try a cold flat white with melted marshmallows and nuts on top? The Coffee Academics has it all. Opened in 2012, this coffee place has made a name for itself as a coffee institution. With streamlined brewing techniques and award-winning baristas, the Coffee Academics is known for serving the most highly scored roasted coffee.

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Apart from divinely brewed coffee, The Coffee Academics also offers various superb coffee products and expert services. The ambiance is rich and fascinating with glass-blown Chemex, marble tables, brew bars and cupping room. To top it all, they also cater a nice menu for comfort foods. No more looking for a perfect espresso in Hong Kong.

The Coffee Academics

Address: 223-227 Wan Chai Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm.

Contact: +852 2515 0980

Website: The Coffee Academics

3. Blue Bottle Coffee in Oakland, US

The Blue Bottle Coffee is known for its deep, rich and bold coffee. If you are looking to enjoy true Blue Bottle Coffee luxury, visit the one based in Oakland. This Blue Bottle Coffee branch not just serves the best coffee but also conducts tours of the coffee labs, roasting operations and tasting sessions. You can schedule a tour in advance for an insight into coffee roasting when looking to visit the Blue Bottle in Oakland.

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Started by a freelance musician and a coffee enthusiast in early 2000s, this coffee-heaven is a must do.

Blue Bottle Coffee

Address: : 300 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA

Opening Hours: 7.00 am – 5.30 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Contact: +1 510-653-3394

Website: Blue Bottle Coffee

4. Kaffeine in London, UK

Who says London is exclusively for tea-lovers? A single shot of espresso at Kaffeine in London will make up for all your complaints about London being partial to tea lovers. This cosy coffee shop at Eastcastle street takes coffee seriously and ensures that the coffee heads remain happy. Little details like the cup sizes and the best equipment have been taken into consideration for delivering a perfect cuppa. All its coffee is served as a double shot as a standard and the milk used is always organic.

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In addition to the cappuccino, cold-brew cascara refresher and perfectly crafted latte art, the café also serves a great selection of salads, Anzac cookies and delicious Portuguese custard tarts. The café was opened in 2009 by a couple who were inspired by the cafes in Australia and New Zealand.


Address: 66 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7QJ, UK

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 7.30 am - 6.00 pm, Saturday, 8.30 am - 6.00 pm, Sunday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Contact: +44 20 7580 6755

Website: Kaffeine

5. Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè in Rome, Italy

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Try a classic espresso at this quaint, old coffee shop and you will surely come back for more. Established in 1938, Sant’ Eustachio Il Caffe is one of the tourist attractions in Rome. The long queues in the afternoons and evenings affirm they are the best in town.

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The mystery behind their crema in espresso remains a mystery as they manage to keep the process a secret behind shielded glass. But who cares about the mystery? The perfect frothy coffee is a delight. A creamy blend of frozen coffee called granita and mousse al caffe (sweet cream made with strong coffee, sugar, eggs and whipped cream) are among other added delights. The coffee in Eustachio comes from different states and is slowly roasted over wood fire. Imagine the aroma! Eustachio Caffe is located right across the square from the church which is devoted to Sant’Eustachio. If you mind the queue, pay a visit early in the morning.

Sant'Eustachio Il Caffè

Address: Piazza di S. Eustachio, 82, 00186 Roma, Italy

Opening Hours: 8:30 am – 1.00 am

Contact: +39 06 6880 2048

Website: Sant'Eustachio Il Caffè

6. Revolver Coffee, Vancouver, Canada

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Revolver is one of the most loved places by the coffee snobs in the world. So, you can imagine the perfection they must be offering. Each cup of coffee at Revolver is freshly made with intensive labour, time and integrity. They feature the best of roasted beans from different countries and their qualified baristas draw a remarkable shot out of it.

The café is sleek, free spirited with chill vibes and the best coffee experience. While everything on their menu, from drip to a pour over is a class act, the highlight of the menu is the ‘brew flights’. The Revolver has a rotating menu and you can easily find the richly roasted beans from North America. It also has an adjoining shop with a great collection of coffee goodies. Take some home for family and friends after enjoying the coffee tastings or a soulful cup in this little coffee shop in Gastown neighborhood.

Revolver Coffee

Address: 325 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7, Canada

Opening Hours: 7:30 am - 6 .00 pm. Closed on Sundays.

Contact: +1 604-558-4444

Website: Revolver Coffee

7. Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Denmark

It is a known fact that Copenhagen is a blissful place for coffee lovers. With plenty of cafes and baristas in town, it is not easy being the best. However, the Coffee Collective trumps the space with two coffee shops and a coffee school. Formed by World Cup Tasting Champion Casper Engel, roast master Peter Dupont, architect Linus Törsäter, and World Barista Champion Klaus Thomsen, Coffee Collective is an assemblage of only the best.

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When you are there, order their classic set. The classic set comes with a shot of espresso, that is served with their distinctive cappuccino. Relish your coffee in the charming set up. You can even chat with the Barista there and share your love for coffee. The Coffee Collective is very particular about where their beans come from and so trades the java directly from the farmers. Go for a cup of best cappuccino in the whole wide world!

Coffee Collective

Address: Jægersborggade 10, 2200 København, Denmark

Opening Hours: 7.00 am – 7.00 pm.

Contact: +45 60 15 15 25

Website: Coffee Collective

8. Addison & Steele in Perth, Australia

Looking for a great mug of coffee for a pick me up in Perth? Addison & Steele is your answer. Yes, the name sounds like it is from London but that’s an homage from this Australian cafe to the coffee houses in England. Since their opening in 2012, Addison & Steele has carved a niche in the coffee world.

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Known for serving coffee roasted by Small Batch Coffee Roasting Co, this coffee shop also has a Filter Coffee Bar and serves coffee that is simply divine. The ambiance is refreshing with expansive space, clean cuts, lights and a communal table. The subtle charm of the place and the divinity of its coffee make this a must-visit place as well. To top it all, they also serve delicious food. You can try their Cappuccino and Iced Coffee when in doubt or simply ask for suggestions from the friendly baristas.

Addison & Steele

Address: 1/448 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006, Australia

Opening Hours: 7.00 am – 4.00 pm.

Contact: +61 432 938 322

Website: Addison & Steele

9. Truth Coffee in Cape Town, South Africa

If you are a coffee connoisseur, you are most likely to be acquainted with the name of Truth Coffee. Placed high on all the top coffee bar charts, Truth Coffee is truly a coffee lover’s delight. This coffee bar in Cape Town does not just steal your heart with coffee but also gets you hooked to its steampunk inspired ambiance. Also, counted among the best designed cafes in the world, the cool vibes of the café will get you in a fresh and chilled out mood.

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The hand-roasted coffee from a vintage cast iron drum is used perfectly for their coffee innovations like Sunrise Espresso, which is an espresso with a dash of orange juice, and red cappuccinos. For testing their roasting expertise, try their pure and simple black coffee. This is a must visit!

Truth Coffee

Address: 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

Opening Hours: 7.00 am – 6.00 pm.

Contact: +27 21 200 0440

Website: Truth Coffee

10. Coffee Lab in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Remember the Coffee Song by Frank Sinatra where he goes about crooning how coffee is the thing in Brazil? This simply implies that any ‘best coffee places’ list is incomplete without the cafés in Brazil. And Coffee Lab is the star among all the best coffee places in Brazil.

Coffee Lab is not just a coffee shop but a coffee school and laboratory. They take their coffee seriously and that is evident the moment you step inside this two-storey space. What is interesting is that they don’t offer just coffee in their menu but have their own ‘’coffee rituals.’’ You can pick any of the coffee rituals and nerd out on coffee in a while. You can try Ritual 1 to start with, which is a fun comparison between a quality coffee and the ‘drab’ served in a usual Brazilian home. No matter what ritual you choose, all are fun, educational and delicious. The Coffee Lab takes pride in its brewery methods and you will agree that they have reasons to do so.

Coffee Lab

Address: R. Fradique Coutinho, 1340 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, 05416-001, Brazil

Opening Hours: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm.

Contact: +55 11 3375-7400

Website: Coffee Lab

Coffee is always a good idea!

We agree that life is too short for bad coffee. Thus, we picked and brought you the best java places from the world coffee map. Enjoy the smell of freshly brewed coffee and fall in love with it all over again when visiting these coffee-wonder cafes. But first, coffee!

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Akansha is a former crime journalist from India. Her action-packed adventurous life took her to most obscure places in various parts of her country. In addition to crime, she also has extensive...Read more

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