After years of exploring cafes across the globe, I’ve gained a good sense of the best craft coffee brands around. Regardless of my daily schedule, a cup of coffee will always be a consistent part of my morning routine. For fellow coffee lovers looking for a fresh kick of caffeine, read on to learn more about the best craft coffee brands that I adore.
Located in Sonoma County, Acre Coffee has designed a brand focused entirely on the experience of your morning cup of coffee. Acre Coffee has created a wide variety of craft coffee blends, ensuring that each and every customer will be catered to.
What began as a small business starting in Oakland has now evolved into a worldwide series of cafes serving Blue Bottle Coffee featuring locations in Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and even Tokyo. From coffee shops to store shelves, Blue Bottle Coffee sits at the forefront of boutique coffee brands. Blue Bottle Coffee has crafted a series of unique blends, find them here.
Counter Culture Coffee
Counter Culture Coffee has become one of the most popular and well-loved craft coffee brands around. For more than 25 years, this company has combined the power of sustainability and quality in order to produce some of the best craft coffee blends I’ve had so far. Check out their products here.
Four Barrel Coffee
Based in San Francisco, Four Barrel Coffee has become one of my favorite spots to spend time. With multiple locations in the city, it’s hard not to stop by. One of my favorite features of the cafe is that you can watch the process of coffee creation as all of the beans are roasted right in store.
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Although originally based in Chicago, Intelligentsia Coffee has been continuously growing and has now expanded into five major U.S. cities including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Learn more about their products here and find your flavor profile.
Lady Falcon Coffee Club
Lady Falcon Coffee Club is a female-owned brand based in San Francisco. I’ve become familiar with this brand over the years as well as its owner Buffy and would recommend their craft coffee products to anyone and everyone.
Onyx Coffee Lab
Based in Arkansas, Onyx Coffee Lab has created a strong national presence over the years. The company’s motto, “Never Settle for Good Enough”, has become embedded into each and every aspect of the business, and it shows. With so many unique blends on the market, Onyx Coffee Lab is hard to beat.
Founded by Phil Jaber of San Francisco, Philz Coffee has been bringing people together since the day its doors opened. With locations now all over the country, Philz continues to work as a community based organization making each cup of coffee designed to your personal taste. With such in depth customization, it’s hard to find a cup of Philz Coffee that you won’t enjoy.
Founded by Eileen Rinaldi in 2005, Ritual Coffee is one of the best craft coffee brands around. Their focus is primarily on crafting a cup of coffee catered directly to the customer, making the experience about more than just your morning kick of caffeine.
Réveille Coffee Co
Réveille is one of my favorite cafes in San Francisco with locations all across the city as well as coffee trucks with outdoor seating nearby. Be sure to stop by on your next trip into the city.
Stumptown Coffee is one of my all time favorite craft coffee brands originally based out of Portland. From cold brew to cappuccinos, Stumptown has you covered. With an endless amount of flavors available, you’re guaranteed a cup of coffee you’ll enjoy.
If you haven’t heard of Verve Coffee by now, then be sure to pay one of their cafes a visit. With a series of locations ranging from San Francisco to Japan, Verve has become a household name, creating coffee to build community. The company was inspired by European cafes and aims to imitate the concept of “Street Level” cafes. Learn more about their fabulous craft coffee blends here.