Coffee is one of the most popular and beloved beverages in the United States. Millions of people enjoy a daily cup of coffee at home, at work, or on the road. But how do you choose the best coffee for your taste, budget, and lifestyle? There are so many options and factors to consider, such as the quality, variety, convenience, and price.
To find the best ways to enjoy a pick-me-up, we’ve asked a panel of experts to nominate their top picks across five categories that reflect the different ways people consume coffee: Best Coffee Chain, Best Coffee Subscription, Best Drive-Thru Coffee, Best Independent Coffee Shop, and Best Travel Coffee Mug / Tumbler. Now, it’s your turn to vote and determine the winners.
So, grab your favorite coffee and start casting votes. Voting will be open until Monday, October 23 at noon ET, and you can vote once per day, per category.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Coffee Chain
Which coffee chain do you count on for a good cup? — Photo courtesy of Milko / E+
Picking up your A.M. fix from a coffee chain can be a satisfying way to start your day. With coffee chains offering multiple locations to choose from, deciding where to go for your morning cup is an easy decision. Plus, there’s the comfort of knowing that each spot serves the same menu, so you can order your favorite drink no matter where you are.
These 20 coffee chains — nominated by an expert panel as the best in the country — are extra appealing for their reliability, yummy menus, and quality service. Which coffee chain is your go-to spot?
Vote: Best Coffee Chain »
Best Coffee Subscription
When it comes to coffee subscriptions, which company really delivers? — Photo courtesy of PeopleImages / iStock via Getty Images Plus
With a coffee subscription, you’ll never have to worry about running out of coffee again. Plus, you can choose from different roasts, origins, and flavors to suit your personal taste, as well as save time and money. Coffee subscriptions are also a great way to try different types of coffee from around the world and learn more about them.
These 20 coffee subscriptions — nominated as the best by an expert panel — deliver fresh, high-quality coffee to your door that you’re sure to love. Which coffee subscription is your favorite?
Vote: Best Coffee Subscription »
Best Drive Thru Coffee
Which drive-thru coffee do you think is the best? — Photo courtesy of DragonImages / iStock via Getty Images Plus
Sometimes you just need a quick pick-me-up, and that’s where drive-thru coffee comes in. You can just order, pay, and go — and you can often do this on an app ahead of time, further streamlining the process.
These 20 drive-thrus that serve coffee have been nominated by an expert panel as the best in the United States for offering a convenient, fast, and satisfying experience. Which drive-thru is your favorite for grabbing coffee on the go?
Vote: Best Drive Thru Coffee »
Best Independent Coffee Shop
Which independent coffee shop is your go-to spot? — Photo courtesy of PeopleImages / iStock via Getty Images Plus
There’s something special about savoring a drink at an independent coffee shop. They offer an ambience of community, where you feel like more than just a customer. And you can enjoy your coffee without the rush or noise of a chain store — all while supporting a local business.
These 20 independent coffee shops have been nominated as the best in the U.S. by a panel of experts for their cozy atmospheres, friendly baristas, and unique menus. Which coffee shop would you most like to visit?
Vote: Best Independent Coffee Shop »
Best Travel Coffee Mug / Tumbler
Which travel coffee mug / tumbler do you think deserves recognition? — Photo courtesy of Erdark / E+
Enjoy your favorite hot or iced coffee on the go with a travel coffee mug or tumbler. Coming in a variety of colors and designs, these vessels also offer a way to express your personality and style — all while preserving the quality and taste of your beverage.
Whether you’re commuting to work, heading to the gym, or are out on a hiking trail, these 20 travel mugs and tumblers — nominated as the best by an expert panel — will keep your coffee at the perfect temperature for hours. Which travel mug or tumbler do you think is the best?
Vote: Best Travel Coffee Mug / Tumbler »
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on Friday, November 3.