The Inland Empire is home to over 200 local coffee shops that roast their own beans and cultivate a community. its a bit of a coffee enthusiast mecca. Kinda like the Central Perk coffee in the hit 90’s show Friends, how did they spend every afternoon there? Schedule your own coffee tour, at the most eclectic shops where you can never run of out of coffee.
Augie’s Coffee House – Temecula
This coffee empire was created almost 10 years ago and it hasn’t stopped since then started in Redlands, this coffee spot covers all of IE. Augie’s Coffee roasts their beans fresh everyday, made with love and you can taste it. Every bean that Augie’s coffee roast is sourced from farms all over the world, like you they travel to find their source the delicious coffee sourcing from farmers from around the globe. Find something you love, have it delivered to your doorstep.
Back to the Grind – Riverside
Located in beautiful Downtown Riverside Back to the Grind (B2tG) is often times full of students, workers, and people that find themselves in-between those two categories. Back to the Grind’s atmosphere is a cross between a library and a concert venue. Besides the awesome coffee B2tG has weekly open mic nights and local concerts. If you’re vegan, you’re in luck they have an awesome vegan menu.
Dripp – Chino Hills
The locals love the vintage meets modern boutique. Try their homemade ice cream sandwiches or vegan donuts. This is not just a cup of joe, at Dripp expect a handcrafted experience started by the coffee bean. If you like design or need create the best FOMO moment, this would be the place.
Joshua Tree Coffee Company – Joshua Tree
Obsessed with the perfect cup of coffee, this shop will stop at nothing to ensure they have the best coffee in the world. Located in the heart of Joshua Tree, before you head out on the natural trail, stop by for a view of the “ultimate roaster”. You’ll have to ask them to explain, its revolutionary. Revolutionary Roaster + High Grade Coffee + a lot of love = their super delicious coffee.
Higher Grounds Coffeehouse – Crestline
A place where community happens. Nestled in the quaint mountain city of Crestline also known as a hipster getaway. Higher Grounds Coffee, is truly above it all with unique flavors like lavender latte with homemade coffee cake. Nothing like a brisk walk from your cabin down to the main street for a unique cup of joe.
Stell Coffee & Tea Co. – Redlands
Stell Coffee and Tea Co was established in 2004 and has been a success since then. Stells serves up house-roasted beans and awesome cold brew. Enjoy an awesome lunch and pastry menu! Who doesn’t like a homemade chocolate chip cookie? What makes this place unique? This place serves local craft beer too.
Rad Coffee – Upland
Rad Coffee is, well exactly how it sounds RAD. Rad Coffee born in March of 2015 derives its style from the SoCal Punk Rock era you might of grew up with. Even their coffee is punk rock. Completely anti-coffee shop full of creativity to a simple cup of coffee. Try the FRANKENSTEIN matcha blended w/ organic mint & chocolate chips topped with Oreos. Ask for the #BONESBREW is a local fav too.