Have you ever been stuck in a new city and out of the blue, the craving for coffee occurs? In your desperation you stop at a chain coffee shop, and the result is you being slightly disappointed you will never see those three dollars again.
Here are four more ways you can distinguish a good coffee shop from a mediocre or truly awful coffee shop.
*I would like to put a disclaimer that this is not an exhaustive list, and that there are many exceptions to these rules*
Have you ever been in downtown Los Angeles and suddenly had a craving for specialty coffee but lacked the faintest idea of where to go? Check out this guide for all of the great shops in Los Angeles, when Van Dyke is too far of a drive.