Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities. The architecture is beautiful, a mix of old and new. When I visit the city, I cannot help but be in awe of the buildings you can see. Some have been around for centuries. In addition, Edinburgh is full of hidden treasures. I often feel like I have only scratched the surface of what I can explore, despite visiting the city many times. One of those hidden treasures is the city's world-class speciality coffee scene.
I wrote a long-form field report for Barista Magazine's print edition on some of the speciality coffee shops you will find in Scotland's capital. Cafes such as Lowdown, a Japanese-inspired minimalist cafe with a rotating selection of international and national coffees available, to Cairngorm Coffee, a roaster who has two cafes in the centre of the city, are featured in my article.
If you're curious to learn more about Edinburgh's bustling speciality scene (or if you are gearing up for a trip and want to know which coffee spots to visit), check out my article. I don't cover every speciality coffee shop in Edinburgh as there are too many to mention in one piece. With that said, my guide can act as a starting point for exploring coffee in the city. You can find a free version in Barista Magazine's digital print edition or you can find the interview in their printed magazine.