When it comes to coffee, you either love it or hate it. But coffee-lovers around the world can remember in a flash where they’ve had their best cuppa. A quick survey question on the Globetrooper Facebook page and Twitter stream exploded into an international debate on where in the world our followers have tasted the best cup of coffee.
Funnily enough, the world’s largest producer (and largest by a mile), Brasil, only got one mention. And the other top 5 producers (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam & Mexico) either got one mention or none at all!
The Coffee Champion turned out to be Italy, followed by Austria, Laos, Jamaica, India and Australia. I’ve pasted the discussion below. But do you agree with Italy having the BEST coffee? Let us know in the comments. Where in the world have you tasted the best coffee?
Linda Wainwright @madreislena: In the Canary Is we have coffees called barrquitos but this one I named super barraquito!
Amir Belkacemi @Amirfromdablock: #Algeria for sure
Mafalda Liborio: Portugal :o)
Deirdre Ganly: Dominican Republic…but coffee was from Jamaica
Rosie G. @FlavOfSingapore: Italy… and in my kitchen…:-)
Cam & Nicole @travelcanucks: Venice Italy. Love a good coffee
Brandon F. Sherman: Jamaica
Todd Sullivan: I like the traditional Peruvian coffee (the one with the cup of water and jug of thick coffee on the side). Montreal was pretty bad (but not as bad as the rest of canada), Sydney is okay, and Turkish is awesome.
aadhu ahid @aadhuu: Florence, Italy FTW
@goodlotz: “Fresh French pressed every morning!” (Guatemala)
Amar Hussain @GapYearEscape: I’ve only ever drank coffee once and hated it!
Tracy Gross: at a roadside stop in Vietnam- enroute from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi- followed the local trucker traffic
Kaushal Karkhanis: Salento, Colombia and Sao Paulo, Brasil. and of course, the local ‘filter coffee’ from Coorg and Kerala here in India is amazing!
Chris Piel: Frankfurt Germany at a museum cafe.
Lauren McLeod: I’m not the biggest coffee fan… but I know where I’ve had the best hot chocolate? Ladurée in Harrods, London. Yummm
*valeria* @valefm: in SPAIN!!! delicious!
Paula Maiorano: Cafe Arabica in Srinagar. (India)
Clariz Mariano: Hotel Borubodur in Yogjakarta, Indonesia. I’m not a coffee fan either, but it was the best coffee for me. A great drink before you explore the Borubudur temple :D
Jennifer Lichty @jennasail: 1. Venice 2. Rome 3. Salzburg (Italy & Austria)
Nicole Saunders Diaz: kerala in india has awesome coffee!! The technique is amazing
Tracey Maree Carlton: grindz cafe tauranga new zealand,awesome consistent coffee !!!
Texan Bar @Texanbar: Laos coffee is amazing
Laura Green: Melbourne at the new StrEAT cart!! Yum (Australia)
Mitchell Page: Not Istanbul, thats for sure. Turkish coffee is a bit harsh for my Australian palette.
Maya Northen @Chimeratravel: i had excellent coffee in costa rica! It is tough to say where is the best, but costa rica is great!
Katrina Zicchino: Has to be Kuranda, nth Queensland. (Australia)
Barbara Maddux @BarbaraMaddux: Best coffee ever – Cuba!
Debra Corbeil: Sudan and Bali. Two completely different coffees, but both amazing!
RJ Moore: Switzerland
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