America’s 15 Best Indie Coffee Shops

November 12, 2013 at 11:16:00 AM EST | Post a Comment

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Procuring quality java while in an unfamiliar city can be a challenge. But even outside of coffee meccas like Seattle and Portland, there are micro-roaster-operated cafes serving up delicious brews from coast-to-coast. Expect to see award-winning baristas tamping espresso, and even the occasional in-store roaster. Whether brewed with a French press or a laboratory-style pour-over, this coffee is worth getting out of bed for. Here are 15 of America's best indie coffee shops—where you may just be sipping the next Big Thing.


By Kristine Hansen

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WeisserTee on July 2, 2014 at 1:47:53 AM EDT

How could you leave out La Colombe in Philadelphia? Both the coffee and the location -- right by Rittenhouse Square -- are excellent.

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