Just because the weather is warming up doesn’t mean that we love this hot drink any less. For the best beans around, look no further than these five cozy coffee spots here in Charleston.
Located in West Ashley since 2006, Charleston Coffee Exchange offers six fresh-roasted coffee brews every day, seven days a week. Talk to co-owner and master roaster Paul Kelly to hear how he learned coffee growing while visiting plantations in Costa Rica, and sip on coffee flavors like Bourbon Pecan, Rainforest Crunch, or Costa Rica Black Honey.
Looking for a place that satisfies the desire for malted brews as much as cold brews? Look no further than Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer, a shop in the heart of downtown that offers both. Stop in during the morning for a chocolate croissant and a cappuccino, then come back in the evening for pours from local breweries like Holy City Brewing Co., Charles Towne Fermentory, and Freehouse Brewery.
Bitty and Beau’s is a beloved Southern coffee chain that strives to give back to the community. The Wilmington location exclusively employs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and autism. Named after two of the founders’ children, every sip you take in this wholesome shop will make you feel great.
For a small interior with a cozy atmosphere, head over to Muddy Waters Coffee Bar off Maybank Highway. This shop offers a variety of fair trade coffees (try the spicy Chai latte for a kick!), as well as teas harvested from the Charleston Tea Plantation and pastries delivered from local sweet shop Wild Flour Bakery.
Broom Wagon Coffee is a micro-batch, specialty coffee roaster that sources single-origin coffee beans from around the world. Packaged bags show the flavor profile and origin country for different varieties, sometimes even naming the farm they were harvested from. Head to Ashley Hall Road to enjoy a cup of coffee with a made-in-house yogurt waffle or cinnamon sugar toast.