America's Best Coffee Cities

Whether you’re looking for single-origin beans, personalized pour-overs, or carbonated iced coffee, T+L readers have toasted the most caffeinated cities in America.

No. 9 Louisville, KY

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Coffee isn’t the first drink you associate with Louisville, but the best coffee joints in this Kentucky city play to the local palate. At Highland Coffee, you can order pour-overs; iced coffee out of a keg (which promises to maintain freshness); or an organic espresso topped with house-made, bourbon-flavored whipped cream. Red Hot Roasters, which specializes in organic small batches, does decadent mochas like the Kentucky Pumpkin Pie (also laced with bourbon flavor), a Mint Julep Mocha, and a seasonal Bourbon Ball Mocha. Of course, locals here don’t drink just bourbon-related products: Louisville also scored well with readers for its craft beers.

America's Best Coffee Cities

No. 9 Louisville, KY

Coffee isn’t the first drink you associate with Louisville, but the best coffee joints in this Kentucky city play to the local palate. At Highland Coffee, you can order pour-overs; iced coffee out of a keg (which promises to maintain freshness); or an organic espresso topped with house-made, bourbon-flavored whipped cream. Red Hot Roasters, which specializes in organic small batches, does decadent mochas like the Kentucky Pumpkin Pie (also laced with bourbon flavor), a Mint Julep Mocha, and a seasonal Bourbon Ball Mocha. Of course, locals here don’t drink just bourbon-related products: Louisville also scored well with readers for its craft beers.

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