Best Places to Live

Tampa, FL

Population: 355,603
Photo Courtesy of Commune + Co.

A sunny city in Florida might not be your first thought when you think about coffee, but maybe it should be. This under-the-radar coffee city boasts several coffee roasters, including Zeal, Made Coffee Company (which is also home to Florida’s first canned cold brew), Blind Tiger and Commune + Co. In a recent Wallethub survey, Tampa ranked no. 22 in Best Coffee Cities in America. The study looked at factors like the amount of coffee drinkers in the city, cost of a cappuccino and the number of local roasters.

People are flocking to Tampa and it’s not just for its coffee. The city currently ranks fourth in the country for job growth thanks to new businesses opening up shop in the area, while the cost of living still sits below the national average.

Coolest Coffee Shop: We have to give it to Union Bar by Commune + Co., a shop that really puts a lot of time and energy into its roasting process. They offer a cold coffee pressure brew using infused nitrogen that gives you all the flavor of a cold brew without any bitter taste.