Best brewed coffee shop names from around the globe


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The following is a list of my favorite coffee shop names that have creative, catchy, edgy, and fun names from across the world. Part of the success in any business is a memorable name. That being said, a great name alone cannot assure success as is evident by several coffee shops listed below which no longer exist. A great name must be accompanied by a great product, great service, and great management.

Source: menuism.com

Those coffee shops shown below in bold are my favorites and those in italics have been visited.

  • A Cup of Common Wealth – Lexington, KY
  • Alternative Fuel Coffee – Rapid City, SD
  • Amor Perfecto – Bogota, Colombia – who wouldn’t want perfect love?
  • Aroma Joe’s – Orono, ME
  • Aroma Lounge – Cairo, Egypt – who doesn’t like the smell of coffee?
  • Atomic Coffee – Auckland, New Zealand; Royal Oak, MI; or Fargo, ND
  • Bean Around the World – British Columbia
  • Bean Bar – San Diego, CA
  • Bean North – Whitehorse, Yukon
  • BLEND – Perth, Scotland, UK
  • Blend Coffee – Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Blend Station – Mexico City, Mexico
  • Blenz Coffee – Vancouver British Columbia
  • Bliss Coffee Shop – Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
  • Bolt Coffee – Providence, RI
  • Books and Beans – Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • Breaking New Grounds – Durham, NH
  • Brew – Traverse City, MI and Toledo, OH
  • Brewed Awakening – Metuchen, NJ; Ketchikan, AK; Corner Brook Newfoundland; or several in Rhode Island – nice!
  • Brew Ha Ha – Wilmington, Delaware or Baton Rouge, LA – love it!
  • Brew Lab – Cyprus and Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Bru Coffee – Edmonton, Alberta
  • Cafe Eclectic – Memphis, TN
  • Cafelito – Madrid, Spain
  • Capitol Grounds – Montpelier, VT
  • Carib Bean Coffee – Falmouth, Antigua and Barbuda – great play on words
  • Cartel Coffee Lab – Phoenix and Tucson, AZ
  • City Perks – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Coffee Amp – Tokyo, Japan
  • Coffee Bond – Delhi, India – Bond, Coffee Bond!
  • Coffee Bureau – Edmonton, Alberta
  • Coffee Culture – Mumbai, India or Santiago, Chile
  • Coffeedesk – Kołobrzeg/Warsaw, Poland
  • Coffee Emporium – Cincinnati, OH or El Paso, TX
  • Coffee Junkie – Vienna, Austria
  • Coffee Rush – Phoenix area, AZ
  • Coffee Mania – Moscow, Russia or Cortland, NY
  • Coffee Manifesto – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Coffee Matters – St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • Coffee Slingers – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Coffeetopia – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Comet Coffee – St. Louis, MO or Ann Arbor, MI
  • Common Grounds – Waco, TX; Lexington, KY; Carbondale, IL; Detroit, MI; or Branford,CT
  • Cosmic Cup Coffee – Erie, PA
  • Cosmos Coffee – Athens, Greece
  • Counter Culture Coffee – Durham, NC
  • Craft Kafe – St. Petersburg, FL
  • Credo Coffee – Orlando, FL
  • Cult Espresso – Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Cup O’Bliss – Rigby, ID
  • Cup of the Day – Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Cuppa Joe Cafe – Traverse City, MI
  • Cup-a-Joe – San Francisco, CA
  • Cup O Joe – Columbus, OH
  • Cuppa Manna – Summerville/Charleston, SC
  • Day Break Coffee – Hyderabad, India
  • Deja Brew – Meridian, ID or Grand Rapids, MI or Raleigh, NC – I like this one.
  • Dalai Java – Canandaigua, NY – very cool and hip name! Whoever came up with this deserves an award.
  • Daily Grind Unwind – Martinsburg, WV – cute
  • Daily Roast Coffee – Goa, India
  • Dark Matter – Chicago, IL
  • Dawn Patrol – Kangarilla, Australia – I like this one.
  • Dayglow – Los Angeles, CA
  • Diesel Cafe – Somerville, MA
  • Dose Cafe – Bucharest, Romania
  • Dripperz – Melbourne, FL
  • Early Bird – Toronto, Ontario
  • Ebb & Flow – Dublin, Ireland – exactly what a coffee shop does all day long
  • Enchanted Grounds – Raton, NM – wonderful name in the Land of Enchantment
  • Endorffeine – Los Angeles, CA
  • Erly Rush – Muskogee, OK
  • Espressoholic – Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Espresso Embassy – Budapest, Hungary
  • Espresso Lab – Cape Town, South Africa and Cairo, Egypt
  • Espresso Yourself – Grafton WV – fun
  • Everyday Dose – Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Fair Grounds Coffee – Norfolk, VA
  • Five Watt Coffee – Minneapolis, MN
  • Fringe Coffee – Paris, France
  • Fuel Espresso – Hong Kong, China
  • Gathering Grounds – Kenmore, ND; Huron, OH; Roseburg, OR; Salida, CO; and other places
  • Gone Wired – Lansing, MI – sadly, no longer exists
  • Grindsmith Pod – Manchester, UK – cool name
  • Grounds for Pleasure – Tipp City/Dayton, OH
  • Ground Zero – Madison, WI
  • Higher Ground – Calgary, Alberta; Melbourne, Australia; or Pine Ridge, SD
  • Higher Grounds – Traverse City, MI or Warr Acres, OK
  • Higher Grounds Cafe – Golden/Denver, CO
  • Highwire Coffee – Berkeley, CA
  • Hobknob Coffee – Floyd’s Knobs, IN – great local name, but sadly they may be closed
  • Hot Shots Coffee House – Ada, Oklahoma
  • Hyper Hyper – Nowra, Australia – fuel for the double hyper
  • Iconik Coffee – Santa Fe, NM – coffee for beatniks
  • Immaculate Consumption – Columbia, SC
  • Impress Espresso – Dar es Saleem, Tanzania – impressive name
  • Intellegencia Coffee – Chicago,IL
  • Insomnia Coffee – Dublin, Ireland
  • Jacked Up Coffee Bar – Biloxi, MS
  • Juan Valdez Cafe – Chile, Colombia, and Peru – folks of my generation will get this
  • Java Espress – Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ID
  • Java Express – West Lafayette, IN – sadly, no longer exists
  • Java Hut – Huron, SD – so wish it was “Java the Hut” for Star Wars fans
  • Java Jive – Hannibal, MO
  • Javalina Coffee – Silver City, NM
  • Javelina’s Coffee Express – Fort Mojave, AZ
  • Jet Fuel Coffee – Toronto, Ontario
  • Jitters – Eagle River, AK; Laurel, MS; Concordia, KS; Logan, UT; or Duncan, OK
  • Jittery Joe’s – Athens, GA
  • Jo to Go – Appleton, WI
  • KafeVille – Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Kangabrew – Cork, Ireland – founder is from Australia – cute wordplay
  • Karma Cafe – Krakow, Poland
  • Keen Bean Coffee – Mt. Vernon, MO
  • Kettle Black Roastery – Charlottetown, PEI
  • Kindred Coffee – North Richland Hills, TX
  • Kiva Koffeehouse – Escalante, UT
  • Kontakt – Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Little Amps Coffee – Harrisburg, PA
  • Madcap Coffee – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mea Cuppa – Charleston, WV
  • Mellow Mug – Rochester/Pittsford, NY – another nice name
  • Mojo Coffee – Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mojo Coffeehouse – New Orleans, LA
  • Mo’Joe Coffeehouse – Indianapolis, IN
  • Mothership – Las Vegas, NV
  • Mug Shots Coffee – Malvern, AR or Ottawa, KS – terrific name
  • Nirvana Coffee – Barnstable, MA – hope it smells like coffee rather than teen spirit
  • Nomad Coffee Lab – Barcelona, Spain
  • Nothing Before Coffee – Jaipur, India – straight to the point
  • Octane – Atlanta, GA – fuel for the hyper
  • Oddly Correct – Kansas City, MO – oddly memorable
  • OneSip Coffee – Praque, Czech Republic
  • Overdose Coffee – Izmir, Turkey
  • Panacea Coffee – Waynesville, NC
  • Peak Espresso – Dillon, MT
  • Peace Coffee – Minneapolis, MN
  • Percolate Coffee – Singapore, Singapore – “Perk-a-latte” would be a fun variation
  • Philter Coffee – Kennett Square /Philadelphia, PA
  • Pitcher – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Planet Perk – Oshkosh, WI
  • Post Coffice – Bydgoszcz, Poland – nice play on words
  • Prodigy Coffee – Denver, CO
  • Proficiency Coffee – Krakow, Poland
  • Pronto Coffee – Japan – I want it now!
  • Propeller Coffee – Toronto, Ontario – coffee to get wound up by and propel you through the day
  • Proper Cup – Brighton, MI – everyone deserves a proper cup of coffee
  • Proper Order – Dublin, Ireland
  • RedEye Coffee – Tallahassee, FL or Ankara, Turkey
  • Remedy Coffee – Knoxville, TN
  • Rev Coffee – Smyrna/Atlanta, GA
  • Ricochet Espresso – Brisbane, Australia – bouncing off the walls
  • Rise and Grind – San Francisco, CA
  • Rise Coffee – St. Louis, MO
  • Rise Up Coffee – Salisbury and Easton, MD
  • ROST – Tallin, Estonia – pronounced “roast”
  • Sensory Lab – Melbourne, Australia
  • Shenandoah Joe – Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, VA – great local name
  • Simple Kaffa – Taipei, Taiwan
  • Sip – Crown Point, IN
  • Spill the Beans – Greenville, SC
  • Spill’n the Beans – Troy, NY
  • Spitfire Espresso – Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Steampunk Coffee – Natchez, MS – pretty funky name for the Deep South
  • Steampunkcoffee – North Berwick, Scotland, UK
  • Stellar Beans – Lake Charles, LA
  • Stellar Coffee – Roswell, NM
  • Stir Coffee – London, UK
  • Strange Brew – Lansing, MI or several in Mississippi
  • Tease – Lisbon, Portugal – no fair!
  • Terra Nomad – Bismarck, ND
  • The Caffeine Fix – Karachi, Pakistan
  • The Cofftea Shop – Hong Kong, China – nice mix of the two
  • The Creme Coffee House – Owensboro, KY
  • The Daily Grind – Williamsburg, VA
  • The Epiphany Cafe – Bristol, UK
  • The Fine Grind – Little Falls, NJ
  • The Human Bean – Ashland, OR; Nampa, ID; Odessa, TX; or Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • The Ministry of Coffee – Ottawa, Ontario and Warsaw, Poland – coffee for bureaucrats
  • The Perks of Life – Eagle, ID
  • The Pourhouse Cafe – Bloomington, IN
  • The Writer’s Cafe – La Paz, Bolivia
  • Transcend Coffee – Edmonton, Alberta
  • True Brew – Concord, NH
  • Turbo Coffee – Florence, AL – get your motor running!
  • Uncommon Grounds – Burlington, VT; Clifton Park, NY; and Saratoga Springs, NY; Halifax, Nova Scotia; or Powell WY – nice
  • Upshot Espresso – Sheffield, UK – good espresso shop name
  • Up Shot Coffeehouse – Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Urban Bru Cafe – Guymon, OK
  • Urban Grind – Galway, Ireland – for city folk
  • Vagabond Coffee – Jacksonville, FL
  • Vibe Coffee – Elizabethtown, KY
  • Walden Woods Coffee – Kyoto, Japan
  • Xtraction Espresso – Newcastle, Australia
  • Zendo – Albuquerque, NM – we all need a little zen

It was rather surprising that none of the names listed above include “cappuccino” or “latte” in their title. Meanwhile, the most common terms found on the list aside from “coffee” are:

  1. Espresso = 13 times
  2. Ground(s) = 12 times
  3. Brew(s)/Bru; Bean; Cup(pa); or Jo(e) = 9 times
  4. Java = 7 times
  5. Grind = 6 times
  6. Blend(z) = 4

    Source: facebook.com

Reviewing these great names shows many of them can be categorized into common topics:

Fairtrade and goodwill:

Source: thehumanbean.com

  • A Cup of Common Wealth
  • Common Ground/s
  • Counter Culture
  • Dalai Java
  • Fair Grounds
  • Higher Ground/s
  • Kindred
  • Peace
  • Planet Perk
  • The Human Bean
  • Uncommon Grounds

Source: rocs.ms

Gathering Place:

  • Ebb and Flow
  • Espresso Yourself
  • Gathering Grounds
  • Hobknob
  • Kontakt

Source: redeyecoffee.org

Morning wake-up:

  • Brewed Awakening
  • Cup of the Day
  • Daily Grind
  • Dawn Patrol
  • Day Break
  • Dayglow
  • Early Bird
  • Erly Rush
  • Jitters
  • Jittery Joe’s
  • Nothing Before Coffee
  • RedEye
  • Remedy
  • Rise
  • Rise Up
  • Tease

Source: twitter.com

Peaceful relaxation/meditation:

  • Amor Perfecto
  • Aroma Joe’s
  • Aroma Lounge
  • Bliss
  • Cup O’Bliss
  • Cuppa Manna
  • Daily Grind Unwind
  • Dalai Java
  • Day Break
  • Gathering Grounds
  • Grounds for Pleasure
  • Karma Cafe
  • Kindred
  • Mellow Mug
  • Nirvana
  • Panacea
  • Peace
  • Sensory Lab
  • The Epiphany Cafe
  • The Perks of Life
  • Transcend
  • Zendo

Source: oddlycorrect.com

Quick and accurate service:

  • Bolt
  • Coffee Rush
  • Erly Rush
  • Java Espress
  • Java Express
  • Jo to Go
  • Oddly Correct
  • Proficiency
  • Pronto
  • Proper Cup
  • Proper Order
  • True Brew

Source: antiguabarbuda.com

Regional/local references:

  • A Cup of Common Wealth
  • Bean North
  • Capitol Grounds
  • Carib Bean
  • Cartel
  • Enchanted Grounds
  • Espresso Embassy
  • Hobknob
  • Javalina
  • Philter
  • Shenandoah Joe
  • The Ministry of Coffee

Source: doordacht.com

Religious experience:

  • Cosmic
  • Cult Espresso
  • Dalai Java
  • Enchanted Grounds
  • Immaculate Consumption
  • Kindred
  • Prodigy
  • The Epiphany Cafe

Source: twitter.com

Zip and quick energy:

  • Alternative Fuel
  • Atomic
  • Bolt
  • Cafe Electric
  • Coffee Amp
  • Coffee Junkie
  • Coffee Mania
  • Coffee Rush
  • Comet
  • Cosmic
  • Diesel Cafe
  • Dose
  • Endorffeine
  • Espressoholic
  • Everyday Dose
  • Five Watts
  • Fringe
  • Fuel Espresso
  • Gone Wired
  • Highwire
  • Hot Shots
  • Hyper Hyper
  • Insomnia
  • Jacked Up
  • Jet Fuel
  • Little Amps
  • Madcap
  • Mojo or Mo’Joe
  • Mug Shots
  • Octane
  • Overdose
  • Peak Espresso
  • Propeller
  • Rev
  • Ricochet Espresso
  • Spitfire Espresso
  • Steampunk
  • The Caffeine Fix
  • Turbo
  • Upshot Espresso
  • Vibe
  • Xtraction Espresso

Source: steampunkcoffe.co.za

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