America's Best Coffee Bars
It’s been more than two decades since Starbucks started serving designer lattes in Seattle, and America’s obsession with coffee continues to grow as a new wave of independent, boutique cafés opens across the country. The mark of a great café isn’t just about a well-poured cup. Coffee snobs might not adore the chicory-spiced coffee at Café du Monde in New Orleans, but the atmosphere and location of the open-air café overlooking Jackson Square—and the powdered-sugar-covered beignets—are incredible.
Hawaii transplant and former competitive barista Melody Harwell is the person responsible for introducing Oklahoma City to haute coffee culture. Harwell meticulously sources single-origin beans (with a firm shelf life of no longer than 10–14 days) for drinks using classic espresso and French-press techniques. coffeeslingers.com