The United States is home to some of the most amazing coffee shops in the world. From South Dakota to New York, there's something for everyone, no matter what kind of coffee you're looking for. Keep up to date with the best coffee shops in every state, plus Washington, DC. In Portland, Oregon, Barista stands out as a prime example of a perfectly executed neighborhood café.
Their coffees from boutique roasters like Heart and Coava are sold in demanding stores across the country, demonstrating their quality. But one company's coffee footprint dwarfs them all: Stumptown. This roasting company and coffee chain opened in an old barber shop that burned down in 1999, and now it's one of the most ubiquitous coffee brands in the country. Their most popular coffee remains the Espresso Hair Bender, named after the previous tenants.
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Spyhouse has become a city institution. Each of its four cafés scattered around the city has its own personality, but the one you can't miss is Spyhouse Central. Built on the former headquarters of a 100-year-old mattress company, it pays homage to the early 20th century with wood reclaimed from central Wisconsin and a selection of premium antiques from the owner's personal collection. If your budget allows, opt for one of their coffees from the Imperial Reserve, such as their current Honduran bean, which was crowned as the best of that country's harvest.
Or, if you like additional flavors, try Spygirl, which includes homemade lavender syrup and honey collected from hives located atop neighboring buildings. In Detroit, Michigan, Black Fox Coffee has five locations that offer a welcoming community in the bustle of the big city. There was a time when heavy coffee drinkers drove early and often to a specific café on Woodward Avenue for a glimpse of the future. Two more roasters, Victrola Coffee and Herkimer Coffee, appeared on the scene a little later but also do an excellent job of making the past seem just as important as the present. Stop for an espresso (and some beans) at the Pike Street flagship of Victrola or settle into Herkimer's hidden Greenwood location to enjoy some of the best classic espresso drinks in the city. Finally, One Up One Down Coffee in Trenton, New Jersey offers a retro-inspired coffee shop and cocktail bar that keeps their coffee classic but doesn't play it safe.
From Bergen County to Atlantic City, there are few corners of the Garden State that are left without a decent coffee shop that looks and acts as if it knows what it's doing. No matter where you are in America, there's sure to be a great coffee shop nearby. Whether you're looking for a classic espresso or something more unique, these are some of the best places to get your caffeine fix.