Cortados Across America

Cortados Across America


The Cortado is a special espresso drink for me.  I consider it to be the litmus test of a coffee shop. The rationale for this deserves a blog post of its own so, for now, suffice it to say it is what I order at every coffee shop I visit.

In October 2017, Allyson and I embarked on a three week road trip from Charleston to California and back.  We made it our mission to find just about the best coffee shops we could in every city along the way.  I feel like we did a pretty good job.  There are certainly ones that we missed but you could do worse than seek these out in your travels.

Rather than make this post cumbersome with unnecessary pictures of each one I'll just them out with a link to each site.  

Nashville, TN

St. Louis, MO

Kansas City, MO

Denver, CO

Salt Lake City, UT

Lake Tahoe, CA

San Francisco, CA

Oakland, CA

Monterey, CA

Avila Beach, CA (SLO)

Los Angeles, CA

Las Vegas, NV

Flagstaff, AZ

Santa Fe, NM

Oklahoma City, OK

Memphis, TN

Birmingham, AL

Atlanta, GA


We made a handy one-sheet guide with the map and list of shops that you can DOWNLOAD for your travels here!