I probably drink too much coffee. What started off as a casual cup has now escalated into a coffee snob addiction. I suppose it’s one of those blessings/curses of working in sales because 9 times out of 10, my client meetings take place inside downtown coffee shops.
When it comes to the BEST coffee in Calgary, there are a few things that I take into consideration. First of all, service. That’s not just the friendly faces, but the cleanliness of the coffee shop. I have been in a few shops that smell a little or have ill maintained seating. Another criteria I have is the ambiance. The best coffee places have a hipster feel to them. Sure, you can go to a Tim Hortons for your boost, but if you are serious about coffee, you need to find a place to become part of the culture. Finally, I order an Americano, black. If that tastes good – I’m sold.
So when you take into consideration 4 years of outside sales and coffee shops… well, I like to think of myself as an expert when it comes to finding the best place to sit down and grab a cup of joe.
Here’s the List: The Best Coffee in Calgary
Cafe Artigiano – Watermark (My Go-To!)
Deville – Stephen Ave (They have a Nutella Latte- which is absolutely worth any guilt that may follow)