These third-wave cafés are taking our favorite habit to the next level.
Courtesy Botica de Café by Devoción
Botica de Café by Devoción, Bogotá
Since launching Devoción in 2006, Medellín-born coffee maven Steven Sutton has committed himself to championing Colombia’s finest beans—and the farmers that tend to them. Shifting the focus from big farms to small, organic lands in hard to reach places, Sutton has since grown his network to more than 400 Colombian micro lot growers, from whom he sources only the freshest beans using sustainable, fair-trade practices. As a result, his brand has been essential to Colombia’s third wave movement, and his Bogotá café a pioneer in the crusade to keep the best beans inside the nation’s borders. Translating to “coffee apothecary,” Botica de Café delivers exactly that with an old-timey pharmacy feel—dim lighting, marble tabletops, white subway tiles—tucked inside the Hilton hotel. There they serve 17 different varieties of grand cru beans, matched to a specific preparation (espresso, siphon, pour over, French press, and Kyoto cold slow drippers). With the farms, roastery, and café all located so close, its guaranteed to be some of the freshest brew you’ve ever had. (Those in the New York area can try his Brooklyn outpost.) Cra. 7 # 72-41; 57-1/600-6100;devocion.com.