As a fellow coffee lover (addict?), I’m sure you can relate to the one question that afflicts us all when on the road and craving a cup of joe:
Where can I get coffee near me?
While we love a good, strong espresso around here, we also love finding a great coffee shop. So, in addition to our espresso directory, we created a resource for those of you who want more than just an espresso cafe in your location…
We’ve made finding a local cafe simple. The map above is all you need and it inserts all the results for you. You don’t even have to search, just tap on the markers above!
Make sure you have your GPS turned on if you’re using a mobile device. To see how to turn on your GPS, click here if you have an iPhone and here if you have an Android device.
Use the Map to Find Nearby Coffee Shop Locations:
What to Look for in a Quality Coffee Shop
A Pleasant Atmosphere
One of my favorite things to do is find new local coffee shops. The ones that really stand out are the shops that are unique and have a great atmosphere.
While the franchise places try to emulate the ambiance of a genuine cafe, though they do a decent job, it’s hard to get that true feeling in a place like Starbucks or even Caribou Coffee (a place I really love).
When looking for a local cafe, it might be hard to determine this type character that comes with a genuine local shop, so you may just have to find one on the map above that isn’t a chain and visit it yourself!
A Friendly Staff
It feels great to walk into a coffee cafe near me and the staff already know what I want. You can get that, sometimes, at a chain, but mostly, you’ll find it in a local shop with passionate baristas! Generally, though, even in your local Starbucks, you’ll find that the staff is mostly very friendly and may even remember your favorite drink…
Great Coffee! (Of Course)
Last, but definitely not least, you must find locations that have high-quality coffee! This, of course, comes down to your own tastes, but you can always tell when a shop takes the time to carefully craft a delicious java beverage.
Fresh roasted coffee is like a treasure that needs to be found. The best explorers use clues, like recommendations from friends and family, as well as reviews, cupping events, and their favorite coffee stores to find the road to the treasure. Coffee is something I could live without, but I can’t imagine my life without it! I love the vast array of tastes from the different beans, the smell and the sound of the grinder.