This N.J. town is one of the best coffee cities in America, national site says


Jersey City has become known for its booming restaurant and bar scene. But what about when you just want a cup of coffee?

The Hudson County social hub has that covered, too.

Rent.com recently published a list of the best coffee cities in the United States, and Jersey City came it at No. 14.

Anyone who knows the Jersey City coffee scene won’t be surprised to hear this news. The town is teeming with independent coffee shops. Modcup, with outposts in the Heights, Journal Square and Harborside, isn’t just popular in New Jersey — their coffee is selling out in Korea. The Grind Shop in Bergen-Lafayette is known for terrific seasonal drinks and pastries, and is one of the few places in the state you can find a La Colombe draft latte on tap. Treehouse in Westside has very creative coffee drinks — try the El Jefe, which combines Mexican cola, espresso, bourbon vanilla syrup and cinnamon. Hybrid Coffee and Kitchen recently moved downtown and tasty coffee drinks with excellent breakfast food.

Seattle was named the best coffee city in America by the report, with San Francisco and Portland rounding out the top three.

To craft the list, Rent.com looked at the 150 most populated cities in the United States, calculated the total number of coffee-related business establishments and then ranked each city by the number of local non-chain businesses per square mile of land area and the percentage of coffee businesses in the city that are not chains. Jersey City’s local coffee businesses per density is 2.13, and the percentage of local coffee businesses is 50.79%.

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Jeremy Schneider may be reached at jschneider@njadvancemedia.com and followed on Twitter at @J_Schneider and on Instagram at @JeremyIsHungryAgain.





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