Must-Try Coffee Shops In Every Single State

Must-Try Coffee Shops In Every Single State

You're guarenteed to love them "a latte."
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It's no secret that coffee shops are quite the popular hangout in the United States. While almost everybody enjoys heading to Starbucks to get their caffeine fix, sometimes it's fun to explore the more hidden gems. Here is a list of some outstanding, must-try coffee shops in every state.

Alabama: The Red Cat Coffee House

Located in Birmingham, this popular hangout is the go-to place for mouthwatering food, live music, and a quality cup of joe.

Alaska: Veronica's Old Town Café

Enjoy the chilly Alaskan air while sipping on a hot, frothy cappuccino from Veronica's. This cozy café offers a variety of homemade food that will keep you coming back for more.

Arizona: Inside the Bungalow

This charming little bungalow does it all. Not only is it a coffee shop, but it is a café, yoga studio, and even a popular wedding venue. Bet you never would have guessed that all that was "inside the bungalow."

Arkansas: Mugs Café

Described by The Arkansas Times as "classy, yet comfortable," Mugs offers a variety of specialty drinks such as a "Mayan Mocha," which is made with dark chocolate and a dash of cayenne pepper.

California: Dinosaur Coffee

Launched by one of the Cards Against Humanity creators and his wife, this unique hangout is a local favorite in sunny L.A.

Colorado: Black Eye Coffee

Having two locations in Denver, Black Eye Coffee is described by Google as a "stylish java joint." Swing by the original shop to check out their "Walled In Magazines" shop.

Connecticut: Essex Coffee and Tea Company

This quaint little coffee shop in Essex offers fun, specialty drink options such as the "Chai-a LaBeouf" and "S'mores Hot Chocolate."

Delaware: Lucky's Coffee Shop

Sometimes there's nothing better than a good, old-fashioned American breakfast with a hot cup of coffee. Lucky's Coffee Shop serves exactly that. Its retro theme and friendly staff make it a fun place that the whole family can enjoy.

Florida: Date and Thyme

Housed in an old gas station, this is the go-to spot in Florida to grab a cold brew iced coffee while enjoying the warm, tropical weather. Date and Thyme also offers many health food options in their attached organic grocery store.

Georgia: Café Jonah

This whimsical café is a favorite hangout among Atlanta residents. Customers can spend their afternoons curled up with a good book in Jonah's magical attic, which is an upstairs reading space, or head downstairs to enjoy a vegetable frittata made with organic eggs, fresh vegetables and creamy goat cheese.

Hawaii: Surfers Coffee Bar

Say aloha to this airy, tropical coffee bar. You'll love Surfers not only because it serves some of the best java on the island of Oahu, but also because it is a non-profit run by volunteers.

Idaho: Flying M Coffee Garage

Flying M Coffee Garage is well known in Idaho for its upbeat atmosphere, local artwork, occasional live music, tasty baked goods and of course -- great coffee. Stop by this remodeled garage for a Flying M bar or a five-food-group cookie.

Illinois: The Wormhole Coffee

Stop by this stylish Chicago coffee shop to be taken back to the era of big hair, leg warmers, and cassette tapes -- the '80s. This totally tubular coffee shop includes '80s themed décor such as the DeLorean from "Back to the Future," movie posters from '80s classics and even a functioning Nintendo system. As far as coffee goes, ask for their popular peanut butter Koopa Troopa or a honey bear latte for a drink as fun as the place itself.

Indiana: Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company

This not-for-profit coffee company's mission is to build a community through "loving and welcoming every person that walks through the door." They have a heart for others and hope to donate even more money and serve the community in the years to come. Help them give back by purchasing a blended chai latte or a raspberry almond bar.

Iowa: The Coffee Attic and Book Cellar

Curl up with a good book and a piping-hot mocha at this cozy bookstore and coffee shop. The Coffee Attic and Book Cellar is the perfect place to come during a cold, rainy day.

Kansas: Radina's Coffeehouse & Roastery

With several locations around the state, Radina's is known for its stylish ambiance, fresh roasted coffee and delicious baked goods.

Kentucky: Third Street Stuff & Coffee

This funky coffee shop is the go-to place in Lexington to shop for unique GIFs and artwork. It serves a wide variety of fun drinks such as a "Frozen Monkey," which is a mocha with banana and an "Ahman Joy," which is hot chocolate made with dark chocolate, coconut and almond.

Louisiana: Café Du Monde

Café Du Monde, which French for "Café of the World," is located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. First opened in 1862, this historic café is the perfect place to enjoy a quality cup of coffee and a sweet beignet.

Maine: The Little Dog Coffee Shop

This stylish coffee shop is named after the owners own beloved "little dog," Otis. Known for its fresh-brewed coffee and delicious paninis, The Little Dog Coffee Shop offers customers exceptional food and drinks in an artsy atmosphere.

Maryland: Peace & A Cup of Joe

The name says it all. This peaceful coffee shop is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day. Customers can enjoy a delicious cup of homemade soup or a refreshing salad while they relax and de-stress in Peace & A Cup of Joe's calming atmosphere.

Massachusetts: Wired Puppy

An award winning European-style espresso café, this coffee shop is the go-to place in Boston and Provincetown to enjoy free Wi-Fi, free computer use and expertly brewed coffee.

Michigan: Flint Crepe Company

Start your morning right by getting a salted caramel latte and a delicious crepe at this rustic coffee shop. They are big believers in giving back, so they donate their tips to charities every Tuesday. Just another reason to love the Flint Crepe Company.

Minnesota: Angry Catfish Bicycle and Coffee Bar

This fun bicycle repair shop serves up some of the best coffee in Minnesota. Try their smoked sea salt mocha for a sweet and savory drink that will leave you craving more — it's that good.

Mississippi: Bank Coffee House

Beat the southern heat by picking up a refreshing iced coffee from this unique coffee shop. Located in a remodeled bank, Bank Coffee House offers quality coffee that is so good, you can bank on it.

Missouri: Vintage Paris

This quaint and cozy coffee shop, located in historic Downtown Hollister, offers quality, craft-roasted coffee in a setting that will make you forget that you aren't actually in the "City of Lights" itself.

Montana: Jail House Coffee

Located in the city of Butte's first jail, this hidden gem is a must-go to get a slice of huckleberry lemon bread along with a slice of Montana's history.

Nebraska: Omaha Bicycle Company

The friendly staff, cool bike repair shop and great coffee are just a few of the many reasons to love the Omaha Bicycle Company.

Nevada: Grouchy John's Coffee

Don't let the name fool you, Grouchy John's aims to keep their customers happy. They accomplish this by serving some of the best coffee in Nevada in their coffee shop and mobile coffee truck.

New Hampshire: Breaking New Grounds

Enjoy people-watching at the Market Square while sitting in Breaking New Grounds' casual outdoor seating. This down-to-earth café offers a selection of gourmet coffees and scrumptious baked goods.

New Jersey: Van Gogh's Ear Café

This cozy hangout is the perfect place to go on a "starry night" due to its fun, live music nights and exquisite cuisine.

New Mexico: Travel Bug Coffee Shop

Calling all travelers. This unique shop, located in Santa Fe, sells both maps and coffee, making it the perfect place to plan your next trip while enjoying a foamy café latte.

New York: Stumptown Coffee Roasters

It takes a lot of caffeine to power "The City That Never Sleeps," and Stumptown Coffee Roasters does exactly that. This classy coffee shop allows customers to get their caffeine fix with a variety of drink options. This is just one of the many reasons Stumptown is locally known as one of the best coffee shops in New York City.

North Carolina: Smelly Cat Coffeehouse

"Smelly cat, smelly cat -- what are they feeding you? Smelly cat, smelly cat -- it's not your fault." Though I can't say for certain that this coffee shop was named in honor of Phoebe Buffay's iconic song, I can say that they are incredibly high rated. Popular for their upbeat atmosphere and good pour-over coffee, Smelly Cat is a must try in Charlotte.

North Dakota: Urban Stampede

Located in Grand Forks, this urban-style coffee shop has been a local favorite since 1992. Stop by for a bagel with cream cheese and check out their "World's Smallest Art Gallery," which features artwork from local artist.

Ohio: Treehouse Play Café

Besides college students, no one need a caffeine boost more than the parents of young children. Grove City's Treehouse Play Café is the perfect place for these parents to get their caffeine fix while letting the kiddos burn off their energy in the fun, indoor play space. This coffee shop is truly a place the whole family can enjoy.

Oklahoma: Gypsy Coffee House

This quirky, bohemian coffee shop is definitely a favorite hangout for many residents in the Tulsa area. Located in the Brady Arts District, customers come to enjoy the impressive latte art, vegan dishes, free Wi-Fi and live music that Gypsy has to offer.

Oregon: Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Described by Google as a "quirky, cash-only coffee spot in an old house," this one-of-a-kind coffee house in Portland is the perfect place to enjoy live classical music and foamy lattes.

Pennsylvania: Beehive Coffee House and Dessertery

Located in Pittsburgh's historic South Side, this funky coffee shop is a popular hangout spot for the creative crowd and coffee enthusiasts. Enjoy a white chocolate lavender latte while taking in all of Beehive's unique décor.

Rhode Island: Coffee Exchange

Some coffee shops are fairly limited when it comes to coffee selections. Coffee Exchange is not one of these. With a wide variety of coffee blends, customers can select anything from a mocha java blend to a full house blend, making Coffee Exchange a must-try while in Providence.

South Carolina: Black Tap Coffee

This minimalist-chic coffee bar's mission is to craft some of the best coffee in the world. Try their lavender latte with almond milk for a delicious latte with a unique twist.

South Dakota: Choco Latte Coffee and Handmade Candy

Get your sweet tooth on at Brooklings' Choco Latte. They sell a variety of coffees and sweet treats such as fudge, toffee and even chocolate-covered potato chips.

Tennessee: Barista Parlor

This hipster coffeehouse, located in Nashville, specializes in artisan espressos, latte art and American craft chocolate. Housed in a former auto garage, Barista Parlor is the perfect place to enjoy a bourbon vanilla latte while catching up with friends.

Texas: Flitch Coffee

Don't let its appearance fool you, this retro camper coffee shop serves some of the finest coffee in Texas. Located in Austin, Flitch has plenty of outdoor seating so that the whole family can enjoy this one-of-a-kind coffee experience.

Utah: Atticus Coffee, Books & Teahouse

Named after Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mocking Bird," this bookstore is a bookworm's paradise. It has thousands of used books to browse while enjoying one of their Cuban-style lattes topped with cinnamon called "The Finch."

Vermont: Radio Bean

This intimate, underground coffee bar is the go-to spot in Vermont to listen to live music, enjoy a frothy cappuccino and dance the night away.

Virginia: Java Surf Café & Espresso Bar

This cheerful, Virginia Beach café is just blocks from the beach, making it the perfect spot to grab a cup of organic brewed coffee or "cowabunga sandwich" before a fun-filled day at the beach.

Washington: Argonaut Espresso Bar

With such a breathtaking view of the mountains, it is no wonder that the Argonaut is such a popular spot in the "Evergreen State." Enjoy your views of the great outdoors with a café macchiato and delectable cinnamon muffin.

West Virginia: The Wild Bean

According to the Wild Bean's website, this local favorite prides itself on maintaining the "warmth and hospitality of a local community diner while at the same time the vibe of a hip urban coffee shop." Located in downtown Lewisburg, their slogan is "darn good coffee for darn good people!" Stop by for a wildly good cup of joe.

Wisconsin: Bradbury's Coffee

This buzzing café is a local favorite among hipsters and Madison residents. Known for their delicious artisan crepes, Bradbury's buys their ingredients from local Wisconsin farms, guaranteeing freshness and promoting sustainability.

Wyoming: Cowboy Coffee Company

Known for their bold, fresh-roasted coffee, this "waterin' hole" prides itself in serving "a taste of the Old West." Stop by for a cup of buffalo chili or a rodeo sandwich to let your taste buds go on a wild ride.

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Christian Boys Vs. Godly Men

It is time to stop settling for the lesser of the two.
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Ladies, there is a huge difference between a Christian boy and a Godly man; therefore, it is time to stop settling for the lesser of the two.

So many times I hear girls saying:

“Well, he’s a Christian.”

“He goes to church with me.”

“He listens to Christian music.”

“He went to church camp.”

“He has a favorite bible verse.”

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Well, all of those things are just peachy and there is nothing wrong with doing those things. I mean, they’re all good things to do. But how is his personal relationship with God? How is his prayer life? Does he talk about his relationship with God, with you? Is he truly a follower of the one true God in all aspects of his life? These are some of the characteristics you should be looking for that makes a Godly man.

Ladies, a man will love you great when he loves God greater.

A Godly man will pursue an honest relationship with you. He will be clear of his intentions. A Godly man will worship, pray and passionately praise God with you. Whereas, a Christian boy might open the door for you, a Godly man will open his bible and explore God’s word with you so that you both may grow spiritually, together. While a Christian boy may put on an outward show, a Godly man will live out the love of Jesus daily.

So ladies, are you catching on to this ongoing trend? A Godly man does more because you deserve more.

A Godly man will be a leader. Trust me, I know that in today’s society Godly men are few and far between while Christian boys come in plenty. But you deserve a man who is after God’s heart not just a boy who goes to church. And I know that this Christian boy may seem great and have some really stellar qualities at the time but money and looks fade, whereas, an ongoing love for our savior will not.

The greatest thing a man can do for a woman is to lead her closer to God than himself. (Yes, yes, yes).

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So I beg of you, do not settle. Do not settle just because you’re tired of being single, it’s convenient or because you want the relationship your friend has. Single does not equal available and a relationship status does not define you. God uses your season of singleness to prepare you for what is to come. And if you’re dating a Christian boy, he needs to step it up or you need to move on. Wait for a Godly man who is ready to lead you. God’s timing is always better, always. No matter the circumstance. So, do not rush God. (I mean, He is, after all, pretty good at His job). Therefore, turn your full focus to Him and He will direct your path.

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

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4 Reasons Hydroflask Is The Superior Water Bottle, This Is Not Up For Debate

We all know the risk of dropping a Hydro Flask.

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I am currently on my second Hydro Flask, third lid, and I have entered the sticker phase of owning a defense weapon that holds your water at pleasantly cool temperatures. Since getting my first Hydro Flask I feel as if I have a little companion. I never get thirsty, my pee is a color that my doctor would be proud of, and I get to leave class a lot because I pee so much. I think Hydro Flask is the best reusable water bottle to exist. Heck, of course, it is better than a plastic water bottle, making a Hydro Flask the best water bottle in the world.

1. Picking the correct size and color

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Okay, when picking out a Hydro Flask on the company's website, you can customize your own vacuumed insulated stainless steel water bottle. There are 11 different sizes, 3 different lid options, and over 16 different colors. So the options are almost endless.

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Yes, that was me on the floor in fetal position featuring my best friend, Hydro Flask.

Bre Andre

We all know that melting moment in the semester. Water is always strapped to my backpack and ready to support me through my struggles. I simply pull out my water bottle drink a little bit of water to replenish from crying over a missed assignment while I email my professor to apologize.

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Opening/closing your hydro flask be like. People turn their heads in class. God forbid you to drop it and make everyone jump and get real quiet. But it sounds a heck of a lot better than the crackling of a plastic water bottle and my water is not cold like Nalgene water bottles.

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My friend Ricky and I showing each other our dented but decorated Hydro Flasks.

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You are going to drop your water bottle and it will dent. But the dent will not prevent your Hydro Flask from keeping your water fresh. It adds character and identity to your water bottle like the stickers you will eventually cover it with.


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