Wherever you happen to be in the world, nothing beats a great coffee, especially when it’s combined with a spectacular view. The perfect combination of a rich taste and a pleasing vista provides some unforgettable moments, so if you get the opportunity to sample some Java in Java, or anywhere else on the globe, be sure to take it. Here are five locations which provide eye-catching panoramas and exquisite coffee.
Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
Central America. The Masaya Volcano is located in Nicaragua’s largest national park, and is a popular spot for trekkers who are looking for something a little different.
There are many distinctive Nicaraguan coffees to enjoy, but in general the local roasts are smooth and balanced. If you have tried it before in your nearest coffee house, just imagine how much tastier and enigmatic it would be if you were enjoying a view of the volcano at the same time.
Verdon Gorge, France
Europe, and the Verdon Gorge is nothing short of stunning. Located in the south-east, it’s around 700 metres deep in places, and many places offer stunning views of the gorge.
They take coffee very seriously in France, so wherever you happen to be you can be sure of an excellent cup time after time. Whether you visit a gourmet maison de coffee or an artisan’s cafe, you’ll have plenty of roasts to choose from.
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
The beautiful Mount Kenya National Park is spectacular, and is home to a wide variety of exotic wildlife and, of course, one of the most picturesque mountains in the world.
The country has been producing some of the world’s finest coffees for many decades now, so be sure to try the local roasts at every opportunity.
In general, Kenyan coffee brings an acidic taste to the palate, so be prepared for something with a little bite if you haven’t tried it in the past.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
Located in the Canaima National Park, the drop is more than 3,000 feet. Be sure to find a good vantage point and always, but always, bring a camera with you.
Venezuela has an important coffee industry, and the local roasts are so popular in the country that there’s relatively little left over for export. The majority of them are grown in the western region, close to the border with Colombia. Rich, smooth and full of flavour, they are always worth sampling.
Sometimes we tend to forget that spectacular views don’t always have to be manufactured by nature. The city of New York is stunningly beautiful at any time, but Manhattan by night carries a unique charm all of its own. The bright lights are best viewed from above, so any restaurant that’s located high up in a skyscraper will provide the perfect vista.
In recent years, the United States has started to take the art of coffee far more seriously, and many of New York’s dining establishments and coffee houses offer a superb range of roasts from all over the world. It may take you a little while to decide which one to order, but once you’ve done that simply sit back, taste the perfection and enjoy the view!
David Showell lives in the UK and has sampled coffee in many locations around the world. When he’s not travelling, he’s working for http://www.carrentals.co.uk/.