Did you know that 15% of Americans buy at least one cup of coffee at a coffee shop each day? While the American economy has slowed in the past couple of years, the เมล็ดกาแฟคั่ว business is still booming. In 2006 there were about 15,000 coffee shops in America. By the end of 2010 projections say there will be almost 50,000.
The National Coffee Association says that 31% of all cups of coffee sold are sold in independent coffee shops. That’s a big chunk of big business. Good independent or local coffee shops differ from the national chains in that they take on the personality of their city or neighborhood. Many feature artwork from local artisans and have an open mic night or offer live music. The owners call the shots at their own shops, they don’t have to answer to a suit at a corporate office. This is why I try to patronize local independent coffee houses. Atlanta has a few good ones.
Cafe Intermezzo – This shop has been around since 1987 so it has stood the test of time. Not only do they serve award-winning coffee, but they also offer over 100 different testy desserts. From tortes to cakes and pies, Cafe Intermezzo has it all. I love sitting outside on a nice spring day and people watching. Intermezzo is located at 1845 Peachtree St. in Buckhead. A great place to stop after a movie or hitting the Buckhead shopping district.
Urban Grind – At Urban Grind they want you to “escape the usual”, and that’s not hard to do here. Urban Grind has everything a great coffee shop should have: great coffee, friendly service, tasty pastries, and free Wi-Fi. As a bonus, you can also get some great ice cream at Urban Grind. Local music takes center stage on Tuesday nights and there is a poetry open mic on Thursdays. Urban Grind is located at 962 Marietta St.
Land of Thousand Hills Coffee House- Delicious coffee grounds that come from Rwanda and a whole lot more. Located in Roswell which is north of Atlanta, Land of Thousand Hills brews he perfect coffee for any taste. Add to that the outdoor patio, free internet, and lunch and snack items you can come in and stay all day. On Thursday nights they offer team trivia and live music on Friday and Saturday. A quick look at the coffee menu shows traditional coffee selections made with the Rwandan beans. The beans are bought and
Atlanta may not be Seattle, but you sure can get a good cup of coffee in the ATL.paid for with higher-than-Fair Trade wages, so the money goes directly back to the community in Rwanda. Your cup of coffee is helping the world.