America's best coffee cities

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  1. sobore
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    http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/ameri...228977.html;_ylt=ArtHpeo1ureXNTudULlbkVmhpYMA

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    Before you order an espresso at a Seattle coffee bar, you can often read where the coffee beans came from, how those beans were roasted — and even a short résumé of the barista who’s making your cup.

    Such passion made Seattle a shoo-in to win the title of best coffee city, according to Travel + Leisure readers. In the annual America’s Favorite Cities survey, readers ranked 35 cities on such features as friendly locals, cultural ambience and ice cream.

    Some everyday fans may feel overwhelmed by the sophisticated options, say, whether to order a pour-over versus a siphon or drip. When in doubt, just treat your barista like a bartender. A good barista loves questions.

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    I just read the title of the post and.....murmured Seattle. :)
     
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    Define "America" please. It cannot really mean only the USA, can it?
    If it is the USA then the winner in my book is Chicago, for one specific reason. It has the only genuine Viennese coffee houses in the Americas:
    http://northamerica.meinl.com/coffeehouses/
    These places are short on the techno-hype of Seattle, long on the atmosphere and high quality that have been Viennese hallmarks since the 1600's. These places are worth a trip!:D
     
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    I know my fiancé always loved intelligencia coffee when we lived in Downtown Chicago. They used to be a little Shop and now they have more locations around the Country and in Los Angeles. He is a coffee snob. check them out...
     
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    Let's see, I live in San Jose, Costa Rica, which is part of the Americas... I get my beans from a friend and specialty roaster who knows my taste. I can visit beautiful, world class coffee farms in under an hour. A college friend a principal buyer for Stumptown, and comes here regularly (although he's also regularly in Africa and Indonesia)
     
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    No mention of Berkeley? Home to Peet's. Sacrilege.
     
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