For those who do not need an excuse, but cannot start the day without drinking coffee, we want to raise our smoking cups in honour of International Coffee Day 2020. The origins of coffee, of which addicts constitute the vast majority in every city of the world, are global, just like its addicts. While the Arabs of the 15th century were the first to grow coffee, a Frenchman was behind the introduction of the world’s first commercial espresso machine in 1843. For this special day, we have prepared an article that will accompany a cup of coffee wonderfully: the best coffee shops in the world.
Simple Kaffa – Taipei, Taiwan
Simple Kaffa is the creation of a former Taiwan and World Barista Champion and they are famous in Taipei for their cappuccinos. It might be tricky to find Simple Kaffa since it’s hidden in the basement of Hotel V, but don’t let its location deter you – the coffees here are great. Get their Dark Brown Sugar Latte or their Cappuccino.
The Barn Roastery – Berlin, Germany
The Barn is a leading coffee roaster known all over Europe and has been driving the speciality coffee movement forward since 2010. Drinking coffee in their shop at source is one of the greatest culinary experiences you’ll have in Berlin.
Mel Coffee Roasters – Osaka, Japan
Mel Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee shop in Shinmachi who serve Melbourne-inspired brews that are freshly roasted on a vintage 5kg Probat Roaster. The coffee itself is rich and comes in a variety of blends, and you can also attend coffee classes to learn all about the craft.
Peixoto Coffee Roasters – Chandler – Arizona, USA
Coffee here comes from the owner’s family farm in Brazil, Fazenda Sao José da Boa Vista. At Peixoto (pronounced pay-sho-tow), they grow their own coffee, import it and roast it especially for the store. A true crop-to-cup experience that tastes incredible. It’s a sustainable family business that is an absolute delight.
NEGRO Cueva de café – Buenos Aires, Argentina
A wonderfully comfortable and cosy cafe that does great baked goods, breakfasts and lunch. The food might draw you in at first, but it’s the coffee you’ll be wanting to stay for. While everything they do is superb, look out for their espresso as something that simply can’t be missed.
VCR – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Run by a team that’s dedicated to always giving you the very best coffee and experience, VCR is a caffeine Mecca in the city. They’ve top-of-the-range coffee equipment and roast their own beans fresh every day.
Pallet Coffee Roasters – Vancouver, Canada
Pallet consistently come out on top for coffee roasting, sourcing in-season coffee beans from exceptional producers around the world to ensure every cup is perfect. They supply beans to many of the city’s top coffee shops, but for the ultimate experience stop by one of their four fab locations.