Best Cities for Coffee Lovers - Slideshow

By Emily H. Bratcher, ContributorOct. 22, 2012
By Emily H. Bratcher, ContributorOct. 22, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.
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Best Cities for Coffee Lovers - Slideshow

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish coffee is a thick, rich coffee that is often sweetened with sugar. But Istanbul's caffeine of choice is usually a black tea called çay.
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Paris, France

Paris, France

Some coffee aficionados may turn their noses up at Paris' brand of "joe," but they can't deny the city's unrivaled café culture. You can easily spend several hours sipping on café au laits while unobtrusively people-watching and admiring the streetscape.
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Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish coffee is a thick, rich coffee that is often sweetened with sugar. But Istanbul's caffeine of choice is usually a black tea called çay.
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Paris, France

Some coffee aficionados may turn their noses up at Paris' brand of "joe," but they can't deny the city's unrivaled café culture. You can easily spend several hours sipping on café au laits while unobtrusively people-watching and admiring the streetscape.
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Tel Aviv, Israel

Some of Tel Aviv's most popular restaurants are coffee shops and cafés. According to TripAdvisor users, CoffeeBar and Café Xoho are some of the best places to stop by for a sip and some sweet treats like the babka cake.
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Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii

The Big Island's rolling hills produce Arabica coffee beans, which are known colloquially as Kona coffee (named for the region in which it's grown). This coffee is some of the world's most coveted.
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Seattle, Wash.

It's hard to imagine a world without Starbucks, but before 1971, this coffee shop was non-existent. Seattle gave the green mermaid its start, and now, the chain operates roughly 17,651 stores worldwide.
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Melbourne, Australia

When it comes to selecting your drink at a Melbourne coffee shop, we recommend opting for a smooth, milky, flat white. This Aussie-original is made by pouring steamed milk over a shot of espresso.
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Havana, Cuba

Cubans are just as passionate about their coffee as they are about their cigars. So if you can get in—and that's a big "if," since acquiring a visa will be difficult to say the least—you must try the country's signature coffee, a sweet and rich café cubano.
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Lisbon, Portugal

To partake in an age-old Lisbon tradition, you'll need to go no further than the nearest coffee bar. Order the city's favored espresso drink, the bica, and the beloved pastel de nata tart.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

About 25 percent of the Ethiopian population relies on the coffee industry for work, which should tell you something about the esteem of the coffee bean here. Sidamo, for example, produces the heralded Ethiopia Sidamo bean known for its rich taste with chocolate and wine notes.
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Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica

Costa Rica's lifeblood is the coffee industry, and its residents are very proud of it. When visiting, you'll probably hear the Spanish word cafécito (black coffee) just as much as hola (hello).
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Rome, Italy

Do as the Italians do and save your cappuccino for breakfast. These milky, calorie-laden drinks aren't meant to be drunk after heavy meals, and ordering one will set you apart as a tourist. Instead, order un caffè (a regular coffee).
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