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first_imgFor you, is coffee the elixir of life? Can you not function without a morning cup of joe? Do you live on lattes, mochas and espressos?If so, these coffee capitals are guaranteed to get your heart racing. They are the perfect destinations for all you caffeine-fuelled explorers out there. 1. RomeIn Italy, coffee is so much more than a drink, it’s a lifestyle. Rome is the ultimate caffeine capital, around every corner you’ll find busy coffee shops (or bars in Italian) packed full of people swigging cups of the stuff. Order a short black coffee (un caffe) – the Italian staple – at the bar and enjoy the loud and rowdy chaos of Italian commuters. Or better yet, sit outside with a cappuccino, accompanied by some coffee flavoured gelato.Read more: The 10 most luxurious hotels in RomeFind flights Related6 Cheap summer holiday flights from £36Need a break but stressed out by scary summer prices? Take our advice and bag a cracking cheap getaway in July.Amsterdam’s finest cafes and coffee shopsMuch more than just good coffee, Amsterdam’s cafés promise a healthy hit of Dutch culture. From the traditional Koffiehuis to the cosy ‘brown cafés’ and the infamous coffee shops, there’s a cool Amsterdam hangout for every occasion. Read on for where to find them and – crucially – how to…10 best cheap hotels and hostels in RomePlanning a cheap city break in Rome? Whether you’re looking for hotels near the Colosseum or a hostel close to the Trevi fountain, the ideal accommodation in Rome doesn’t need to break the bank. Here are some brilliant budget options for those of you looking for cheap hotels in Italy’s… 8. LondonIn a city as large and diverse as London, it’s really no surprise that it has its fair share of eclectic coffee shops. From oh so hipster artisan cafés offering quirky décor and micro-roasted, organic lattes, to authentic greasy spoons, there is no doubt you’ll find a place that suits your taste. In the first week of May the city also hosts the London coffee festival that celebrates the city’s coffee scene. If you get sick of it all, you’re in the land of high-tea (just kidding – more coffee)!Find flights9. SingaporePerhaps a surprising addition to the list, but you’ll find coffee in abundance throughout Singapore. Coffee or Kopi is the national drink and kopitiams are the hub for all things social throughout the city. Kopi differs from regular coffee as the beans are roasted using butter, giving it a unique aroma and texture – this is the city to push your obsession even further.Read more: 10 best things to do in SingaporeFind flights 6. ViennaThe atmosphere in a Viennese Kaffeehaus is like no other café in the world. The décor is usually undeniably swav, making you feel as if you’ve almost stepped back in time. Having your coffee served to you on a platter with a glass of cold water makes the experience even classier. It wouldn’t be hard to spend a whole day soaking up the atmosphere and sampling all the tasty cakes and pastries on offer.Find flights7. IstanbulThe coffee is so good in Turkey that UNESCO named it the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Turks’. The novelty of it, other than its rich taste, is the beautiful cezve that it is boiled in and the decorative cups that it is poured into. You’ll need some of this potent fuel to take on the frenzy of Istanbul! Read more: 10 best things to do in IstanbulFind flights 2. ReykjavikScandinavians consume more coffee than anyone else in the world, and the Icelanders in particular are pretty partial to a well-crafted brew. Independent coffee shops are plentiful in this chilly northern city, many being in cosy bookshops called bókakaffis. Read more: Not just the Northern Lights – top things to do in IcelandFind flights3. Addis AbabaThanks to Mussolini’s failed 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, there are a surprising number of inviting Italian-style espresso bars throughout the city. However, if it’s something more traditional that you are after, head to an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Traditionally performed in people’s homes, it is also now possible to experience it in shops or restaurants. It involves a healthy dose of incense while coffee is freshly ground in urns over a charcoal brazier, then poured into small cups with a little sugar.F**ind flights** 10. SeattleOk, Seattle isn’t a capital, but if you’re going to award a city the title of coffee capital it’d have to be given to the home of Starbucks. Like ‘em or loathe ‘em, Starbucks is completely synonymous with coffee culture. A trip to the original is almost like mecca for us pumpkin spiced latte aficionados. Find flightsEnjoy this? Then check these out:Cat care and coffee: 9 of the world’s best cat cafés, from London to Japan12 places to go before you diet10 best hangover cures around the worldSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4. HavanaCuba is one of the biggest exporters of coffee beans in the world and there is nowhere better to enjoy a cup of café cubano, than in its colourful capital of Havana. The perfect coffee if you’ve got a sweet tooth, this full-bodied espresso is brewed with sugar and accompanies most meals throughout the day. It’s perhaps best enjoyed in the evening along with a nice Cuban cigar.Find flights5. Rio de JaneiroIf you are going to try coffee anywhere, perhaps it’s best venturing to the world’s largest producer of coffee. And if you’re super keen you can delve into the history of your favourite drink by visiting some of the regions oldest coffee plantations.Read more: 10 places to visit in Brazil: in picturesFind flightslast_img

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