USA & Canada

Welcome to my Coffee Spot Guides to various of my favourite coffee cities in the USA and Canada. The speciality coffee scene in North America is, in some ways, very different from that in the UK, with a greater emphasis on batch-brewed filter coffee (it’s rare to find a coffee shop without a bulk-brew offering). This probably has a lot to do with the large number of Americans (I don’t remember it being such an issue in Montreal) who like their coffee to go. There is also a much higher proportion of coffee shops which roast their own coffee than you find in the UK, and many coffee shops are also part of small, local or regional chains (typically with a handful of shops).

There are currently six Guides on the Coffee Spot:

Check back regularly to see where else has been added!