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World’s Top 11 Coffee Cities Every Coffee Lover Should Visit

World’s Top 11 Coffee Cities Every Coffee Lover Should Visit

When you love coffee, you love coffee. You have distinct opinions on where the best coffee is in your local area. When you travel, you have to know the scoop on where to get some quality brew. But if the entire city had a high chance of providing a tasty cup of Joe…well, it could be your personal heaven.

Coffee lovers, your destination choices for your next vacation just narrowed down. Here are 11 of the best cities for coffee across the globe:

Rome, Italy

    source: hturkhan via Flickr

    Italy is known for its love of quality food, and the same applies to the coffee. Rome is packed with caffès that keep the city running. Coffee brewers take their business very seriously, so that you rarely meet a watered-down cup. Italians often enjoy some black or very mildly sweetened coffee, so those who like a full-flavored no-frills brew will find themselves among friends.

    Top places: Caffè Greco, Rosati, Ciampini

    Havana, Cuba

      source: Trip Advisor

      If you’re planning a trip to Cuba (if you’re either not American, or you’re a very persistent one), you’ll find that this much-maligned country offers a slew of strong and often sweet coffee drinks. Espresso is the popular drink component of choice, which you can get as a Café Cubano (espresso shot brewed with sugar) or a cortadito (espresso shot with milk). Cuban coffee is a bit of an acquired taste, but those who drink it say you quickly learn to prefer it!

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      Top places: Cafe Bohemia, Cafe Escorial, La Chucheria

      Reykjavik, Iceland

        source: anjapfeiffer via Flickr

        This might seem like an odd addition, but Icelanders have become much more interested in quality brews in the past couple of decades. Without much of a presence from big coffee chains, competition is strong for the country’s independent coffee shops, resulting in high quality coffee to impress and draw in customers. Even the commercial roasters there are small-scale, so you’re not getting big mass-produced roasts even if the shop doesn’t grind their own beans.

        Top places: Stofan Cafe, Cafe Paris, Cafe Babalu

        Vienna, Austria

          source: Akademie des Österreichischen via Flickr

          When it comes to coffee, Vienna goes hard: the city had its coffee shops listed as “intangible heritage” by UNESCO in 2011. Vienna cafes pride themselves on their atmosphere, taking the furnishings and decoration of shop interiors quite seriously. These spaces are great social or people-watching atmospheres. Viennese particular enjoy cappuccinos and espresso drinks, as well as the local Wiener Melange (“one espresso shot served in a large coffee cup topped with steamed milk and milk foam“).

          Top places: Cafe Neko, Cafe Korb, Cafe Weimar

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          Seattle, WA, USA

            source: Crosscut Seattle

            In Seattle you’ll find coffee shops both upscale industrial-chic and artsy hipster, and varieties in between. Seattlites have pretty strong opinions about who makes the best coffee — mostly because we have to, seeing as how “coffee” is permanently associated with Seattle in the public’s eye. Some of us might tell you that we don’t like or go to Starbuck’s but we’re totally lying. We have and will go there.  (Note: If it isn’t obvious yet, Seattle is my hometown. Represent.)

            Top places: Caffé Vita, Victrola Coffee, Tin Umbrella Coffee

            Melbourne, Australia

              source: Dale Gillard via Flickr

              Melbourne loves coffee so much that they host an annual coffee expo and have their own coffee-related publication, the Melbourne Coffee Review. What makes Melbourne coffee shops unique is the way the city is divided: the city is divided into several “villages”, each with its own specific culture. The most recommended drinks to get in Melbourne are typically lattes or other coffee drinks with milk.

              Top places: Pillar of Salt, Stassi Cafe, Captains of Industry

              Istanbul, Turkey

                source: tannaz via Flickr

                Turkey is known for its rich, dark coffee beans. They have a unique method for it as well. Turkish baristas grind beans into a fine meal, and boil them both with or without sugar in a cezve, a specially made pot for Turkish coffee. They don’t use sifters, so the cups of coffee are given a moment to let the grounds settle to the bottom before being served. If you have a taste for thick, flavorful coffee and a desire for a whole new experience, Istanbul is the way to go.

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                Top places: Mandabatmaz, Velvet Cafe, KronotRop

                Addis Abada, Ethiopia

                  source: Travel Aficionado via Flickr

                  Considered the “birthplace of coffee”, and one of the world’s top coffee bean producers today, it’s no surprise that coffee is an important part of Ethiopian culture. If you have friends or relatives there, or you makes some new friends, expect to be invited to a coffee ceremony. You’ll enjoy roasting and grinding the beans, then brewing them in a clay pot before finally enjoying the final product with your hosts.

                  Top places: Tomoca Coffee, Mokarar (Harar) Coffee, Alem Bunna

                  Vancouver, Canada

                    source: Neal Jennings via Flickr

                    Vancouver is full of coffee micro-brewers and skilled baristas, and is a great urban destination for quality coffee. Cold brewing and the Clover coffee maker are two favorite brewing methods. Downtown reportedly has a large number of excellent coffee shops, but gems can be found in some of the city’s less-bustling neighborhoods too. Vancouver residents enjoy Americanos and espresso drinks in particular, but there’s certainly a wide variety of well-crafted cups.

                    Top places: Bel Cafe, Caffe Artigiano, JJ Bean Coffee Roasters

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                    Portland, OR, USA

                      source: meligrosa via Flickr

                      Take the hippie-est parts of Seattle coffee culture, multiply it by at least fifty, and you get Portland. It’s not that there’s no sophistication, far from it. There’s simply a greater variety of quirk and homey coffee spots. Fair-trade and sustainable options abound, and you’ll find a lot of really fun shops with artsy or cozy interiors and rave reviews.

                      Top places: Spella Caffe, Barista, Courier Coffee

                      Taipei, Taiwan

                        source: Carrie Kellenberger via Flickr

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                                              Taiwanese are particularly enamored with brewed coffee drinks over espresso, though espresso is widely available at more commercial chains/shops. Expect coffee beans in Taipei and other parts of Taiwan to be freshly roasted and high quality, and a preference for slower brewing to get the best flavor. However, the prices can be a bit high (at least converting to US dollars), but experts on Taiwanese coffee culture say its worth it at the independent shops.

                                              Top places: Melange Cafe, Barbie Cafe (yes, really), Paper Plane Cafe

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                                              Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                              100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                              100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                              Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                              By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                              Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                              83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                                84 write random letter

                                                  85 use a rubberband

                                                    86 dorm smell bad

                                                      87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                        89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                          90 take a picture of the name card

                                                            91 iron inside out

                                                              92 old newspaper

                                                                93 tumble try shoes

                                                                  keep a card like this

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                                                                      94 soap bar

                                                                        95 make a hole

                                                                          96 drop the battery

                                                                            97 use a coozie

                                                                              98 when taking a picture

                                                                                use a clean dust pan

                                                                                  try a pants hanger

                                                                                    use your cellphone light

                                                                                      use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                        quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                          user binder clips

                                                                                            wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                              put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                                clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                                  use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                                    doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                      use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                        use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                          freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                            use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                              almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                                sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                                  unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                                    cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                      remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                        turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                          for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                            how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                              tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                                place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                                  ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                                    use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                      take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                        how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                          put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                            How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                              user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                                good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                                  turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                                    50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                      the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                        add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                            hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                              stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                                the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                                  how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                                    the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                      use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                        to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                          user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                            a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                              rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                                use a soda pop tab

                                                                                                                                                                                  50

                                                                                                                                                                                    51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                      52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                        rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                          kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                            use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                              58

                                                                                                                                                                                                59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                                  60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                                    hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                        hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                          use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                            if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                              keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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