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Where is the Best Coffee in the World?

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by Jody Kimber (subscribe)
Freelance writing. Out of the urban clutter of the East and now situated on the Pittwater.
Published October 3rd 2011
Latte art in progress by journeyscoffee, Flickr cc.

If you love a good coffee, tell me where you can find it and why its so great. Tell us above where you find that most divine liquid concoction why you think it is the best coffee on the planet. Visit the best coffee in the world facebook page where you can add photos or comments, or send an email to and we can create a real world wide coffee connoisseur experience.

Coffee @ the Ritz - Richard Winchell Flickr cc srr.

Is it the coffee, found in the far outreaches of Brazil. Hand picked organic and sent by donkey to the town, carried delicately on the local bus to town, trained to a major city and shipped to Europe, washed and packaged and distributed globally?

Is it the barista, bred to smile so that you are weak at the knees and never display any sense that your coffee is sour even if it looks superb. You look up and that divinely chiselled face looks at you magnetically and you smile softly and disappear with the caffeine he has spent minutes making you wait for as he seems so slow to turn that expresso machine knob?

Barista in Chicago by Dave Fayram, Flickr cc sa srr.

Could it be the machine that makes your latte special. All the steam, knobs and the delicately balanced milk jug, that gurgles and spurts as it delicately warms the white organic skinny milk obtained from a visiting eco farmer who only delivers to 3 locations?

French Cafe Culture by zoetnet, Flickr cc srr.

Is it a takeaway coffee from an outdoor coffee van perched upon a hill in some amazing place with a superb view? The Paris Hilton? The Sensory Lab in Melbourne, Australia? Or a traditional italian coffee from Ginos in Fremantle, Perth.

In New York, is it the Bluebird Coffee Shop, Blue Bottle Cafe or somewhere like Abraco or Saturday Surf in Soho.

Coffee in Barcelona by marfis752 Flickr cc srr.

The best coffee could be the one you drink ritualistically every morning. It could be the first coffee after a long trek across arduous land in a far distant place, or the special drink you only have when you travel to a certain part of the city on occasion.

by facemepls13, Flickr cc srr.

Or, could it be the Civet pooh coffee served by Peter Jones at John Lewis in Sloane Square, London, that costs the princely sum of 50 pounds per cup.

Coffee in Rome by jmerelo, Flickr cc srr.

Then theres still Barcelonan, Brazilian or Columbian coffee. Any cafe you might find between the Swiss Alps and the Himalayas. With over "2.25 billion cups of coffee"* consumed per day in our world, it may not be the easiest task to determine the best coffee in the world. Yet its worth the adventure of trying.

Brazilian Coffee Farmer by Counterculturecoffee. Flickr cc srr.

And what is it that makes it the best coffee in all the world. Or where do you find the best coffee on planet earth? Add a comment and if you have photos of you, your coffee, your barista, send them to

by Counterculturecoffee, Flickr cc srr.

(*Source: the economics of coffee - Wikipedia.)
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