America's Best Coffee Cities 2013
No. 19 Charleston, SC
Readers found this city to be quite civilized, thanks to its compelling architecture, inventive restaurants, and quality shopping. For a charming cuppa, check out Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer, which offers both caffeinated and hoppy beverages, as well as live music and even latte art competitions. At Black Tap Coffee, you can get more indulgent renditions, such as a shakerato—a shaken iced espresso—or an affogato, made with a double shot of espresso, homemade toffee, and a scoop of ice cream.