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Coffee stops on roadtrip CA->AZ->NM->TX->OK->KS->MO->IA->MN

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Hey guys,

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.

Thanks.

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  1. 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).

    1. We really like this local shop, good coffee and great pastries:
      http://napolicoffee.com/
      Map;
      http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx...

      A short hop from I 40.

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      Napoli Coffee
      2839 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

      1. When are you going? I may have a report from Flag (staff) in a few weeks.

        1. I made a suggestion about the Southwest in my home Twin Cities board. Here it is again but you will have to alter your route more northerly into Southern Utah.

          http://www.kivakoffeehouse.com/

          1. 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:
            Bread
            (970) 247-5100
            Durango
            42 County Rd 250 Ste 100
            Durango, CO 81301

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            1. re: marelyisdead

              So my hopes of finding a local NM roaster who does great espresso, single origin and/or microlots is futile?