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Clive Coffee – Portland, OR

Clive Coffee is a unique place that you must stop into if you’re in or near downtown Portland.  Originally, we thought it was your typical coffeehouse slash espresso bar.  Au contraire. Clive Coffee is a temple to coffee.  From espresso machines, to coffee brewers, equipment, supplies, etc.  Clive is THE place to go, not just in Portland, but probably anywhere …

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Fuglen – Oslo

Fuglen is one of the oldest continually operating coffee shops in Oslo. It’s espresso and coffee is as unique as it’s shop.  By evening, Fuglen transforms into a great place to have a cocktail.  The warm inviting atmosphere has a whole different vibe in the evenings. Filled with scandinavian designed furniture and furnishings from the 50s and 60s, its a …

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Tim Wendelboe – Oslo

Located on an unassuming street corner in the Grünerløkka neighboorhood, Tim Wendelboe is considered to be not just one of the best coffee houses in Oslo, but in the world. How serious is Tim Wendelboe about coffee?  Very.  It’s much more than just about a retail coffee outlet.  It’s about educating people on coffee, sustainability and social responsibility.  It’s about helping …

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Lucky Llama Coffee – Carpinteria, CA

We stumbled across the Lucky Llama on our way back to Los Angeles from the Santa Ynez wine country.  This quirky little espresso house has great coffee. Just a few blocks off the Linden Av exit from the 101 and a few blocks from Carpinteria Beach Park, sits the Lucky Llama.  It sits back a bit from Carpinteria Avenue, so keep …

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Sightglass Coffee – San Francisco

Sightglass Coffee in SOMA has something for everybody.  They have great coffee with a front row seat where you can watch the roasting operation as you look through the floor to ceiling glass windows watching passersby. Sightglass Coffee has two serving areas in their SOMA location.  On the main level, there’s plenty of space to relax.  A high top counter …

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Four Barrel Coffee – San Francisco

Four Barrel is a unique coffeehouse located in the Mission District.  What makes it different than others?  We’ll besides great coffee, no Wi-Fi.  That’s right.  You’ll actually get to have the experience of conversation here, instead of putting your nose in your laptop or tablet.  The space is voluminous, with plenty of community tables, high top counters and tables.  There’s …

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Corvus Coffee – Denver

Corvus is one of the premier coffeehouses in Denver. While there have been numerous coffee places open in Denver over the past three years, many consider Corvus to be the best. We’re inclined to agree. Corvus has a very loyal following. And it’s well deserved. They recently were closed for what seemed like months, before moving to a new location …

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Cafe Henrici, Zurich, Switzerland

Cafe Henrici – Zurich

Our only regret about Cafe Henrici was that we didn’t find it sooner during our last trip to Zurich.  This place goes beyond just a great espresso, it’s also a great place for tapas, drinks and just relaxing the afternoon or evening away. Espresso:  Cafe Henrici has their own special blends of espresso and coffee.  Espresso here is carefully made …

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Cafe de Amis – Zurich, Switzerland

You’ll feel like you’re sitting in Paris having an espresso when you walk into Cafe de Amis.  Whether you enjoy your espresso inside on one of the antique tables or on the large terrace overlooking a quiet street, you can’t go wrong. Cafe de Amis is more than just great espresso.  Open from early morning till midnight six days a …

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Baratti & Milano – Turin

Baratti & Milano has been a Turin tradition since 1858.  Even if you’re not a coffee or espresso fan, you should stop in and check out the interior.  From hand carved tables, to rich italian marble on the bar, it’s like stepping back in time.  Plus, it’s a great place to stop in for dessert or a pastry. Espresso:  While …

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