America's Best Coffee Cities 2013
No. 10 San Diego
While sunny San Diego may not seem like an obvious top 10 coffee city, readers may have changed their minds after taking a dip in the chilly Pacific. Near the beach in La Jolla, check out the award-winning Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, started by a former English teacher, or follow the foodies to North Park: the Coffee & Tea Collective offers small-batch roasting (as well as occasional free waffles), and Roast Coach, a coffee cart at 30th and Upas, does pour-overs like a bold Death Before Decaf or a cold-brew Café con Horchata.