Yesterday’s post on the new Museo Lavazza coffee museum in Turin got me thinking about just how important coffee is in my daily life and when I’m traveling. As a home roaster of raw green coffee beans, I take the brown elixir very seriously. When I’m away from home, one of the first things that I will do is search out local coffee houses. And not just any joe joint will do, I have to find the shops that do their own roasting, or at the very least purchase their beans from a local small scale roaster.
What’s your coffee routine when you are away from home? Is discovering local coffeeshops an important part of your travel experience ? How do you discover that special coffee spot? Drop me a note or make a comment below, if coffee makes your world go ’round too. Share some of your favorite brew spots from your travels or even your home town.
I have preferred coffee establishments wherever I travel. For example, in Reykjavik, I always try and stay within a 10-minute walk of Reykjavik Roasters. Iceland has a rich coffee culture, and Reykjavik is dotted with great coffee spots, but I love the small batch roasts and cozy atmosphere at RR. In fact, on my last visit, I rented an Airbnb on the same block so that I could get my fix first thing in the AM.