America's Best Coffee Cities 2013
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No. 15 Nashville
Music City easily ranks in the top 10 for its cocktail lounges and sports bars, and its entry into the coffee top 20 this year reflects an increasing number of caffeinated watering holes. Award-winning Crema, in the Rolling Mill area, has a “slow bar” where you can listen to a barista wax poetic about the coffee’s finer points. East Nashville’s Barista Parlor offers a who’s-who of hip roasters (Stumptown, Madcap) and even sells its cold-brew in growlers, microbrewery-style.