Thursday, July 31, 2008

Need a good cup of coffee?

Pittsburghers definitely love their coffee. Did you know that according to AC Nielsen, Pittsburgh supermarkets sell about 3.4 pounds of ground coffee per capita each year, more than those in any other big U.S. city! Most Pittsburgh coffee houses sell coffee beans by the pound as well as coffee by the cup. Nicholas Coffee Co. has been roasting and selling gourmet coffee beans in Pittsburgh since 1919. Their Market Square landmark store in downtown Pittsburgh (just a few blocks from the Hilton) is a great place for a cup of coffee, and also offers teas and specialty foods from all over the world. You can buy Nicholas Coffee on the Internet, too - they roast it fresh and ship it the same day.

Starbucks Coffee Shops are also located in Market Square and on the corner of 6th and Penn.

For a shorter walk try Crazy Mocha located in Gateway Center (in the plaza directly behind the Hilton) or in their second location in PPG Place.