The best destinations for coffee lovers

In search of the world’s perfect Cup o’ Joe? Some say life is too short to have bad coffee, that’s why I decided to round-up some of the best coffee cities in the world:


Istanbul, Turkey

For many people Turkish coffee is just too damn strong, yet their rich, black coffee has excited many other travellers. In Istanbul coffee baristas roast and grind beans into a fine powder. As a traditional method, the beans are boiled with water and sugar in a cezve (pot). Usually the coffee isn’t run through a sieve, so expect a couple of powdery granules.

Paris, France

Paris has without a doubt some of the world’s most alluring cafés. However, many people say that their coffee is over-brewed and cannot compare with the rest of the world’s best coffee cities. Yet, because of its amazing café culture, sipping coffee here – even sub-par coffee – is often well worth it.

Tel Aviv, Israel

The lively cafés of this beautiful city boasts a variety of coffees as they love to serve both ice-café (iced coffee) in the summer and botz (hot coffee) in the winter. Expect a dark, intense, very rich brew.

Havana, Cuba

Known for their irresistible café cubano, which is basically an espresso shot infused with demerara sugar. It is delicious! The coffee is tiny, creamy, sweet and packed with caffeine. Definitely one for espresso lovers.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Often referred to as ‘the place where coffee was born’, the Ethiopian capital makes coffee a ritual. It is well-known that Ethiopians might invite their guests into their homes for a lengthy coffee ritual. They love to grind and brew the coffee beans together  – sometimes for hours – and boil the coffee in a traditional clay pot called a “jebena.” It’s worth the wait!

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Our Readers Comments

  1. We are planning to go to France next year, mark the place down, I think my wife and I would like to go there.

  2. Hi

    I am a coffee lover myself and i want to turn my love for coffee into a business and open up my own café and brew my own coffee, my challenge however is the knowledge of what i need to do and hqve that will enable me to successfully be able to harvest, brew and produce my own coffee blends as id love to make sweet tasting brewed coffees aswell as strong tasting coffees so id definately love any help frm anyone who can be at my assistance in this regard please you can do so through my email


  3. Great article, some interesting destinations here too. I’m surprised Italy didn’t get a mention? Rome is full of delightful espresso bars… 🙂

  4. I think planning a trip around coffee sounds like such a wonderful idea. I would love to do this. This list seems like the start to something great in my life.

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