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Spokane is 1 of 10 unexpectedly awesome U.S. coffee cities (in fact, we’re No. 2)

The owners of Spaceman Coffee. (Adriana Janovich / The Spokesman-Review)
The owners of Spaceman Coffee. (Adriana Janovich / The Spokesman-Review)

Take that, Seattle and Portland. has released a list of 10 Unexpectedly Awesome Coffee Cities, and Spokane has made the list. Yes, Spokane has made the list. The list! (OK, coffee jitters.) In fact, we’re No. 2. No. 2! (OK, caffeine jitters.)

In creating the Top 10 list of unexpected cities with awesome coffee scenes, Livability looked at the number of coffee shops in each city, average prices for a cuppa Joe, number of roasters and, in line with its namesake, overall quality of life.

Livability loves Spokane and notes that the city also is tops for booze, the great outdoors – hello, river and downtown waterfall – mountain biking, parks, golf courses, book lovers and overall, ahem, livability. National Geographic also recently gave a nod to Spokane as a top coffee city.

And Spokane’s Coolest Coffee Shop, per Livability? Spaceman Coffee, a David Bowie-themed dive coffee shop featuring house-made syrups. Let’s dance, coffee lovers.

Here’s the list:

10) Portland, Maine

9) Providence, Rhode Island

8) Jersey City, New Jersey

7) Cincinnati, Ohio

6) Boise, Idaho

5) Sacramento, California

4) Reno, Nevada

3) Ann Arbor, Michigan

2) Spokane, Washington

1) Tampa, Florida

Click here for Livability’s list.

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