Coffee shops in Greenville are numerous but it does take some skill to find. Many, such as Biscuit Head or Tandem, offer a breakfast that attract costumers through their doors. Other stores, such as Methodical Coffee or Coffee Underground, focus more on their spectacular cup of coffee.

Over the past month, I have sampled three stores to discover which coffee shop has the best cup of coffee.

*NOTE due to lack of time and the fact I am a near broke college student, I was not able to sample EVERY store. This is just my opinion on my favorite three and should not stop you from exploring what coffee shops Greenville has to offer!

Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 5.46.57 PM.png
THE Truth 

Location #1 – Biscuit Head

Biscuit Head prides themselves on working with only premiere local vendors. They currently buy their coffee from a company called Bean Werks, located in Asheville (as Biscuit Head has three locations, two of which are in Asheville).

Bean Werks utilizes that custom roasting technique (discussed in Coffee and Community post) and have created several signature blends. Therefore, Biscuit Head only sells locally roasted coffee beans that possess a delicious flavor!

IMG_3341
And the brunching begins! Photo credit // Margaret Clifton

In addition to the AMAZING breakfast (do recommend the Moon Fries as a side) and fantastic environment, Biscuit Head serves a stellar latte.

At first glance, this latte could be just about any drink. It is served in a very peculiar, tall glass. However, the iconic latte foam bubbles at the top and the smell of sweet coffee steams from the cup. Biscuit Head creates a more airy foam with a drizzled design on the top. The latte flavor is not as strong as I typically enjoy but it is a very different flavor than most. There isn’t an overabundance of cream which the typical latte is known for. However, none-the-less it is a wonderful cup of caffeine and I always enjoy my experience at Biscuit head.

Location #2 – Tandem

Tandem, like Biscuit Head, serves a spectacular breakfast and cup of coffee. Tandem, though, has a unique breakfast in that it is crepes whereas Biscuit Head has a classic southern breakfast (biscuits n southern goodness).  Tandem also prides itself on their ability to make a fantastic latte. Their technique is so fascinating to watch as the workers are all so in sync.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The latte itself is served in Tandem’s iconic yellow mugs with a fantastic foam design on the top. The flavor, from the locally roasted beans of Counter Culture Coffee, is so enjoyable. The coffee is strong but the foamy cream makes the flavor sweet, also add in vanilla to have a sweeter flavor!

Location #3 – Due South

Due South has such an unique location…however, not exactly in Greenville…but close! This coffee shop is located in Taylors, SC in an old mill warehouse so you could say the character is definitely abundant. This coffee shop not only has a unique location but a unique specialty. Due South roasts their own coffee beans IN SHOP for a signature flavor. Their tagline is “Tailored in Taylors”.

due south coffee shop - love lola
Due South‘s cool location with an even cooler vibe

I ordered a regular latte (no additional flavorings aka vanilla) and the flavor is definitely present! The latte has a very strong coffee flavor and isn’t over powered with thick cream. I really enjoyed this latte and the atmosphere. If you’re looking for a cool place to do homework and be surrounded by the strong waft of coffee, this is the ideal place for you!