Artisanal coffee roasters are multiplying like rabbits. La Colombe—nearly first on the scene—has been delivering one of the most satisfying cups of coffee you’ll ever have, along with the best beans to brew at home, for the last 14 years. Chowhounds crave the stuff, and it’s what you’ll get after a decadent meal at restaurants like Daniel and Le Bernardin. This premier Philadelphia roastery is known for its rich, complex blends, but keep in mind that the nuances of the coffee won’t make an appearance if you are without a top-quality brewer. Pick up a pound if you want to fake a night at Le Cirque.
La Colombe Coffee, $13.95–$14.45 per pound