Drinking coffee is no longer just an early morning, alone in your bathrobe type of experience. Coffee drinking has taken on a culture all its own as coffee shops of all types and caliber are popping up on nearly every street corner. One of America’s caffeine capitols is located in the great city of Seattle, Washington. With approximately 2.5 coffee shops per 1,000 people in Seattle, this title is well earned.
Though Seattle is far from a coffee bean growing area, the emergence of such a culture is not unexpected in this city with long, cold winters that seem to drag on for far too long. A hot, steaming, caffeine laden drink can be the ticket to surviving such harsh weather. In Seattle you will not have to go far to find a place to serve such a piping hot beverage. Seattle is also considered an affluent area in which pricey specialty coffees and drinks are not just a treat, but a daily necessity.
No matter what your choice of coffee based, caffeine laden drink may be, Seattle is a must visit to experience a culture that is taking over America and beyond. What type of coffee could be found hiding in that small shop around the corner? One will never know until some extensive sampling is completed. So grab a friend and go explore!
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