Coffee stops on roadtrip CA->AZ->NM->TX->OK->KS->MO->IA->MN
I'm leaving LA for the Twin Cities. I'm driving through Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, and Kansas City. I'm a bit of a coffee snob and can't do the major chains. I would appreciate any recommendations for good coffee for my trip as I'm sure I'll need as much caffeine as gas to make it to Minnesota.
ABQ - the Grove, full stop. Intelligentsia coffee, the drip is good, and they even seem to know how to pull a half-decent espresso. Before I started roasting my own beans at home, this was my go-to for whole bean in the city. The food is generally excellent as well, although ironically, I wouldn't recommend the NM-style stuff (overpriced and bland).
The best coffee I had in New Mexico was at the Coffee House in Los Alamos (https://www.thecoffeebooth.com/Home_P...) I literally could not get a good espresso in Santa Fe. If you go thru Durango there is a place called Bread that is not to be missed:
42 County Rd 250 Ste 100
Durango, CO 81301