Where To Find The Best Airport Coffee


Let’s be honest: airport food is generally terrible, as is the coffee. It’s usually been sitting there burning for hours and is hardly drinkable, but you drink it anyway because it’s all you can find before hopping on your flight. There are some exceptions to this rule if you know where to look, such as these 5 fantastic options:

Austin –Bergstrom International Airport- Cuvee Coffee

Between Gates 5 and 6, you’ll find local Austin favorite Cuvee Coffee’s cart. Help yourself to a locally roasted hot coffee, then leave $2 at this honor bar-style spot.

New York City – JFK – Shake Shack

If you find yourself at Terminal 4 waiting for an early morning flight, get yourself straight to Shake Shack for a Stumptown cold brew. (Might we also suggest a breakfast sandwich—it’s a game changer.)

San Francisco – SFO – Napa Farms Market  

Terminal 2 has a slew of great local eateries, from Cat Cora’s Kitchen to Lark Creek Grill. There used to be Blue Bottle on offer here but not to worry – they still have Napa Farms Market, which serves up Equator Coffee (the only coffee Thomas Keller will serve).

Portland – PDX – Stumptown Roasters

Located in the South Lobby between Concourse B and C, you’ll find an official Stumptown Roasters outpost. They have cold brew, a range of espressos, single-origin drip coffees, and more.

Los Angeles – LAX International – Lamill Coffee

There are plenty of Starbucks and Coffee Beans throughout LAX, but instead, go for a more specialty option like Lamill Coffee (a California-based brand) in the North Concourse.



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