I didn't know there was such a thing as National Coffee Day until Hoda and Kathie Lee were yakking about it on a segment of TODAY. In fact, they were drinking to it, sipping a coffee cocktail made with Coffee of Grace Medium Dark Roast and Cognac Cherry Brandy. This year, National Coffee Day is Sunday, September 29, 2013.
I'm a morning coffee drinker, either enjoying a cappuccino I make at home with our DeLonghi espresso machine or a tall non-fat latte at one of my local coffee hangouts. When I'm on the road, I try to patronize locally owned coffee shops, but do rely on Starbucks when in need of a restroom! Here are five spots for coffee, from Whidbey Island to Halifax, that do a fine job of transforming beans into a good brew and serving it in a cool space.