Best Cities For Cafe Coffee Around The World

Best Cities For Cafe Coffee Around The World

We have compared different cities around the world for how they are good for cafe coffee. We have used the following criteria to rate each city. 

1.

Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Specialty coffee
5/5
Coffee festivals/celebrations
5/5
Beautiful coffee art
5/5
Cafe cutting-edge interior design
5/5

Everywhere you turn there’s a coffee shop making the next best cup of Joe you’ve ever had.

City even hosts an annual coffee expo.

Having mastered buzzworthy techniques like batch brews and pour-overs.

You’ll find welcoming community tables.

2.

Seattle, Washington

Coffee roasters
5/5
Number of cafes
5/5
Coffee consumption per capita
5/5

Its reputation as home to perhaps more coffee shops than any other American metropolis.

The city also ranked as the most caffeinated city in the U.S.

Seattle nickname is Emerald City now has the highest concentration of coffee houses in the country — 2.5 for every 1,000 citizens to be precise.

Frequently noted as a world capital for coffee roasting.

Seattle has the highest number of coffee shops in the United States.

3.

Nairobi, Kenya

Coffee roaster
5/5
Number of cafes
5/5
City's café’s signature blend
5/5

The first coffee shop in Nairobi serves the best hand-roasted coffees that Kenya has to offer. The coffee shop has more than 20 outlet alone in Nairobi.

You will find countless high-end coffee shop,  upstart coffee brewers and a handful of local roasters in Nairobi.

Kenya is one of the world’s most renowned producers of the best Arabica coffee which makes the city a perfect place to taste the finest grown, roasted and brewed coffee. 

Coffee lover will be thrilled for variety of blend right here in Kenya. 

4.

London, England

Cafe cutting-edge interior design
5/5
Number of cafes
5/5
City's café’s signature blend
5/5

The city has plenty of charming, English-style coffee shops  that showcase the city’s unique mix. 

Huge increase in cafes and coffee-drinking spot in London. They’ve been popping up across the city ever since the Aussies and Kiwis opened the city’s first espresso-focused coffee houses.

Local favorites are flat white or cappuccino.

5.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Coffee consumption per capita
5/5
Number of cafes
5/5

Icelandic coffee drinking where people would consume four or five cups in a casual setting. Each Icelander drinks 9kg of the stuff on average per year.

Reykjavik has a surprisingly large number of cafes and coffee shops. Now you can hardly walk a city block without passing a coffee shop.

 

6.

Bogotá, Colombia

City's café’s signature blend
5/5
Cafe cutting-edge interior design
5/5

Bogotá is a fitting urban location to taste Colombia’s best. A rising professional and artist class in the capital city is reaching for coffee to get their creative juices flowing. Light roasts, the de facto style of specialty coffee, have slowly started to take over.

El Altillo del Sol in Bogotá wrought-iron furniture, a forest of trees, ferns dangling from the ceiling, an abundance of antiques, and terra-cotta floors all contribute to the charm of one famous Cafe in the city.

7.

Sydney, Australia

Coffee roaster
5/5
City's café’s signature blend
5/5

World-class roasters

Sydney is supposedly where the flat white was invented. So if you want to try the original version of it, stop by Sydney any time. 

You’d be hard pressed to find a bad flat white here.

8.

Rome, Italy

Coffee consumption per capita
5/5
City's café’s signature blend
5/5

Coffee is so much a part of Italian culture that you’ll rarely encounter a local who doesn’t drink it.

Head to the Centro Storico and get ready to sample some of the best and most painstakingly prepared brews you’ve ever had. Roman baristas have meticulously perfected espresso and related beverages.

9.

Helsinki, Finland

Specialty coffee
5/5
Coffee consumption per capita
5/5

Recent spate of third-wave coffee shop launches has officially put Helsinki on the specialty coffee map.

Finnish are the biggest coffee drinkers in the world, sipping the most coffee cups per capita. 

10.

Portland, Oregon

Coffee cafe tours and experiences
5/5
Number of cafes
5/5

You can even go on a guided Third Wave Coffee Tour to all the favourite local hotspots. There are so many coffee shops in Portland, Oregon, that there are entire tours dedicated just to taking tourists around to sample the artisan scene.

876 coffee shops, 152 Starbucks and around 60 individuals or organizations that are roasting coffee in Portland.

11.

Taipei, Taiwan

Beautiful coffee art
5/5
Number of cafes
5/5

Taiwanese baristas are seen as some of the most skilled in the world.

Today there are now around 2,000 coffee houses in the city.

12.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Number of cafes
5/5
Specialty coffee
5/5

Trieu Viet Vuong street in Hanoi, a stretch known as “Coffee Street”.

Vietnam has more types of coffee than Starbucks has themed concoctions.

13.

Istanbul, Turkey

Coffee festivals/celebrations
5/5
Number of cafes
5/5

Large role in ceremonial rituals like pre-wedding rituals and fortune telling.

With its plethora of coffee shops, Istanbul is a dream destination for avid coffee lovers.

14.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Price of a coffee
5/5
City's café’s signature blend
5/5

City streets serving up coffee for a very low price (we’re talking about 20p per cup).

Try an Ethiopian macchiato, which is very small and concentrated. If that’s too strong, a spriss (half coffee and half tea) will be a little less intense.

15.

Havana, Cuba

City's café’s signature blend
5/5
Specialty coffee
5/5

What to order in Havana? Cafe Cubano (espresso served with sugar) will be top on the list. 

Havana, Cuba produces some of the finest Arabica in the world. 

One thing’s for sure: when you need to get energized in a hurry without sacrificing flavor.

16.

Stockholm, Sweden

Coffee consumption per capita
5/5
Cafe cutting-edge interior design
5/5

Coffee is so integral to life in Sweden that the concept of a coffee break has its own special Fika. 

Every Stockholm café is its own type of paradise.

 

17.

Singapore

Beautiful coffee art
5/5

Locals have become so obsessed with latte art that it has become a basic criteria for a good café. 

Coffee Art had been trending Singapore by youths as well as hipsters.

Singaporean embraced modern espresso technology.

18.

Vienna, Austria

Cafe cutting-edge interior design
5/5

City’s coffee houses were listed by UNESCO in 2011 as an Intangible Heritage. Viennese coffee houses haven’t retained their leisurely, unhurried vibe. 

Coffee in Vienna is a classy affair. Viennese coffee houses are beautiful and grand, often referred to as the country’s public living rooms.

19.

Wellington, New Zealand

City's café’s signature blend
5/5

Flat whites is invented in Sydney but Wellington perfected them. Ubiquitous flat white is Wellington nation’s unofficial national beverage.

Hundreds of quirky, independently owned cafes and roasteries compete to make the finest/ strongest brew in this city.

20.

Anchorage, Alaska

Number of cafes
5/5

There are more places to get a coffee per person than anywhere else in the US.

Some years, the coffee-shop-to-human ratio in Anchorage has been higher than Seattle, making it the most caffeinated place in the America.

21.

Manchester, England

Coffee festivals/celebrations
5/5

Coffee culture is strong in Manchester. 

Coffee is booming that city hosts an annual Manchester Coffee Festival  to promote education and support local spots.

22.

San Diego, California

Number of cafes
5/5

Coffee houses has exploded over the past couple of years. There are more than 10 local roasters and 430 coffee houses in the city.

23.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

City's café’s signature blend
5/5

Fancy specialty drinks have caught on somewhat in Sao Paulo, the most popular coffee is still the classic Cafezinho. 

Particularly known for its Arabica and Robusta coffee, the Latin American country is one of the best destinations for coffee buffs.

24.

Oslo, Norway

Coffee consumption per capita
5/5

Scandinavians drink the most coffee in the world per capita, the second most avid coffee-drinking country.

25.

Penang, Malaysia

Specialty coffee
5/5

Championing innovative brewing techniques and single-origin beans.

26.

Seoul, South Korea

Number of cafes
5/5

Seoul has more coffee shops per capita than Seattle or San Francisco.

27.

New York City, USA

Coffee consumption per capita
5/5

Maybe it’s the rapid pace of life here that requires that extra caffeine buzz to keep it up. 

New York City’s coffee culture is part of the social fabric.

The Iced coffee is popular in summer and the Pumpkin Spice Latte is autumn’s favorites.

28.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Number of cafes
5/5

Many of the newer cafes are inspired by Aussie coffee culture, with flat whites becoming ever more popular. 

There are 250 coffee houses located in the capital, Amsterdam.

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