Oregon: Trailhead Coffee Roasters
If you’re looking for the quintessential Portland destination, you should head for Trailhead Coffee Roasters, according to Epicurious. This mobile coffee experience features fair-trade, locally roasted brews that are delivered via a bike-coffee bar. The entire company is “carbon-neutral,” with even the wholesale bean deliveries made by bike. For the eco-minded, it doesn’t get much better. If you love the subtleties of coffee tasting, you can choose your coffee the way you might choose a wine—based on whether it has hints of berry, nuts, citrus, smoke, chocolate, caramel, and “earthiness.”
Pennsylvania: La Colombe
La Colombe now has locations across the nation, but their flagship 11,000 square-foot space in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia is an experience simply not to be missed, according to Best Things PA. The enormous space includes both a roastery and a tasting room, a pizza oven, and a rum distillery. In addition to typical coffeehouse fare, La Colombe also serves cocktails, wine, beer, “and the best White Russian you’ve ever encountered.” If you want to enjoy an amazing cup of coffee at home, check out our 5 tricks for making the best homebrew.
Rhode Island: The Duck and Bunny
Providence’s The Duck and Bunny bills itself as a “snuggery”—a cozy and comfortable space. Spoon University—a food and drink specialty site—concurs: “With a comfy atmosphere, they serve brunch, coffee and tea, crepes, cupcakes” and more. The best time to visit is during the summer when the garden is open, but with brunch served every day, a cigar bar, and a cocktail menu, anytime could be the right time. Find out what happened when one of our writers traded coffee for green tea for a week.