Specialty coffee keeps growing in Los Angeles, with consumers more knowledgeable than ever about quality, sourcing, and brewing variants. In the past, greasy spoons, diners, and old-school coffee shops would be common places to caffeinate in the morning. Then came along Starbucks and the rest of the latte-based coffee bars. Now, these modern cafes are the new meeting places and destinations, where baristas expertly pull well-roasted espresso and carefully craft cups of filtered coffee. This list is even more whittled down to the best of the best, showcasing each place's commitment to the highest quality beans and the best possible brewing methods.
7/12: Added: Brew, Caffe Luxxe, Primo Passo, Lamill, Two Guns, Espresso Profeta, Cafe de Leche, Balconi Coffee
12/12: Added: Cognoscenti Coffee Bar, Broome St. General Store, Bourbon Street Cafe, Fix Coffee, Tierra Mia, Jones Coffee Roasters, G&B at SQIRL, Cafecito Organico Malibu
7/13: Added: G&B Coffee, Go Get Em Tiger, Demitasse, Barista Society, Commissary at Siren Studios, Deus, Caffe Vita Dropped: Jones, Fix, G&B at SQIRL, Bourbon Street Cafe