America's Best Coffee Cities 2011
No. 2: Portland, OR
Portland ranks No. 1 in the AFC for being environmentally aware: locals like their food and drink wholesome and with a local vibe. (It’s No. 1 for farmers’ markets too.) Indie coffee shops may tell you exactly where the beans came from—and one coffeehouse co-op even lets you pay whatever you deem fair. But there may be one Portland beverage that AFC voters like even more than the java: microbrews, which rank No. 1 in the survey.