Whether you’re the type carve out time for yourself and your morning coffee, a full blown coffee snob or simply enjoy the odd cup of joe, Lonely Planets Global Coffee Tour release will probably be up your alley.

While Melbourne has previously held the coffee crown for some time in Australia, Sydney is surprising locals and tourists with its growing, bustling coffee culture complete with award-winning baristas and roasts. Sydney has transformed coffee drinking from a simple practicality to a full-blown lifestyle and sub-culture, and attesting to its rapid growth, BeanScene found that the number of individual coffee roasters rose by more than 700 last year. Accommodating this influx of caffeinated activity are classes, workshops and cupping sessions that have grown increasingly common, all sprouting from our interest in and commitment to create and consume a great cup of coffee.

International travel authority Lonely Planet has compiled a comprehensive list of all the very greatest cafes, roasters and plantations that spans across a whopping 37 countries! They’ve worked alongside a multitude of bloggers, journalists, reviewers and coffee lovers alike to create this plethora of how to stay pleasantly caffeinated across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

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For your Australian fix (outside Sydney and Melbourne) there is a grand variety of amazing coffee experiences that are scattered throughout the country, referenced in the book. Examples include an infamous cold-drip brew amongst a 19th-century gold-rush town, pour over samplings in vineyards or simply take away filter coffee from a cafe that integrates remnants of Perth’s first General Post Office into the brew!

To celebrate the launch of this fantastic anthology of coffee goodness, “Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour”, LP has collaborated with JOCO (the first reusable glass coffee cup) to create 100 limited edition, stylish, eco-friendly coffee cups. These will be available to the first 100 people to purchase the book over at Lonely Planet from the 7th of June!

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