Saturday, January 18 marks the annual celebration of National Gourmet Coffee Day. To me, gourmet coffee means those fancy coffee drinks filled with lots of yummy flavors (sugar) and toppings that make them taste nothing much like coffee. However, I have come to realize that gourmet coffee is a very sacred thing to many people, having everything to do with the beans and not the fancy coffee concoctions. That being said, I have put together a list of the 10 best places around Atlanta that I would love to spend my National Gourmet Coffee day. Some have gourmet beans, and some are more about gourmet coffee drinks. You decide which is more important to you!
Beans and Butter Coffeehouse
This is a cute little coffee shop that will quench your thirst for a small town cafe. Here you can enjoy locally roasted coffee in your favorite espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, or latte. Pair it with a freshly baked pastry for a nice little breakfast or brunch.Location: River Oak Plaza, 851 Oak Rd SW #1, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Crema Espresso Gourmet
Come enjoy your favorite coffee, espresso, or freddo drink! Their wide selection of specialty coffee drinks is prepared with 100% Arabica coffee beans. They also offer gourmet Italian and French cuisine and pastries.
Location: 2458 Mt Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Boulder Creek Coffee
At Boulder Creek, they encourage testing new flavors and finding what makes you tick. They offer the usual espressos, lattes, etc. However, you can customize your drink to your liking. This is a quaint little cafe perfect for enjoying a sip and a bite to eat with a loved one.Location: 233 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Rushing Trading Co.
This trendy spot is owned by a local mother-daughter duo. They create gourmet coffee drinks using their own Chillybean Coffee Co. coffee. Enjoy your coffee with a melt-in-your-mouth biscuit. MMMMMMM-MMM good!Location: 5029 W Broad St NE t-130, Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee House
Located in downtown historic Roswell, this cafe is built in an old historic house. You can curl up on a comfy, cozy couch or enjoy nature on the patio while you sip on your gourmet cup-o-joe. They even have live music once a week.
Kaldi’s Coffee at the ESC
Kaldi’s is a bigger chain cafe based out of Missouri, however, it still has a “ma and pa” shop feel. They source their coffee from Papua New Guinea, boasting a rich and complex taste.Location: 605 Asbry Cir, Atlanta, GA 30322
With 3 locations around Atlanta, it is easy to see that Brash Coffee is the place to be. This location features a modern and sophisticated modbar set up ready to create your favorite specialty coffee drink. You can go chill in this laid back atmosphere, or relax while you get a little work done.
West Main Trade
West Main Trade has a wide array of hot, cold, and frozen coffee delights, not to mention a slew of flavorful add-ins to complete your favorite cup. I would have to say the most unique feature of this cafe is that you can now add CBD to your drink for only $3, if that suits your fancy!Location:123 West Main St, Buford, GA 30518
Copper Coin is the perfect little breakfast/brunch spot to whet your palate. Their coffee is locally roasted weekly by East Pole Coffee company. They feature a variety of coffee drinks, as well as a bite to eat.Location: 400 Chambers St, Woodstock, GA 30188
Spiller Park Coffee
Not only is this cafe located in the super trendy Ponce City Market, but it also features specialty drinks such as Piccolo and Coffee Soda from the keg. If you’re in the market for a modern vibe on this National Gourmet Coffee Day, then head to Spiller Park Coffee. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!Location: 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA
Enjoy your gourmet caffeinated day!