A Guide to the Perfect Coffee in Reno/Sparks

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For most coffee enthusiast, finding that perfect cup of coffee can be an ongoing struggle. In the Reno/Sparks area coffee has been exploding with old and new coffee shops throughout the area. You may be wondering which ones will cater to your specific needs? Well let this local guide take the wonder out of your search and put you right in front of that perfect cup of java.

HÖMA'GE-This French inspired coffee house and bakery offers some of the best pastries and coffee in town. Whether it be you pairing a delicious chocolate croissant with one of their signature quadzulla's (4 shots of espresso! breve microfoam and chocolate) or enjoying a nice lunch with a glass of wine, your taste buds will not be disappointed. You can find Höma'ge tucked away at 519 Ralston st. Reno, NV 89503 open Mon.-Sat. 7a.m.-6:30p.m. and Sun. 8a.m.-6p.m.

Coffee Bar-Coffee with an Italian flare! Some may know the coffee bar for their C1 grade coffee's, their signature house blend "Italian Roast", and wine club. What you might not know is that the coffee bar is very active in minimizing a carbon foot print with everything they do. They buy from local farms for their milk and food, then they donate their stores compost back to these same farms. Don't be alarmed when you see fettuccine sticks instead of traditional wooden or plastic stir sticks. This is a way to stir your coffee and help the environment and when you're done with these fettuccine sticks they go right back into their composting. They also encourage you to conserve cups by bringing in your own for 35 cents off any drink. The Coffee Bar has locations in Truckee at 10120 Jibboom st. open from 6a.m.-7p.m. and in Reno at 682 Mt. Rose st. from 6a.m.-9p.m.

The Hub- If you've walked the river in downtown Reno you've probably noticed people playing corn hole right outside of this Italian styled coffee house. Every Sunday they offer a uniquely made brunch menu using local produce. When you are in the mood for some delicious coffee you have to try their nitro cold brew or their Affogato which is Thirty 2 Cheney espresso with a scoop of Straus family creamery vanilla bean ice cream on top. The Hub is conveniently located near the Truckee river at 727 Riverside dr. Reno, NV 89503 open Mon.-Fri. 6a.m.-6p.m. Sat.&Sun. 7a.m.-6p.m. and their new location at the University at 941 N. Virginia st. space B Reno, NV 89503.

Lighthouse Coffee-Lighthouse Coffee uses organic coffee beans from all over the world and roast them locally. They sell their coffee by the bag if you want to use the amazingly roasted beans in the convenience of your own home. While you stop in you must try some of their drip coffee or their delicious caramilla (espresso, carmel, vanilla and milk). You can locate Lighthouse Coffee at their original destination at 5255 Vista blvd. suite c-2 Sparks, NV 89436 open Mon.-Fri. 6a.m.-6p.m. Sat. 7a.m.-6p.m & Sun. 7a.m.-3p.m Or you
can go to their newer locations at 325 Harbour Cove dr. suite 101 Sparks, NV 89434 Mon.-Sat. 7a.m.-6p.m. & Sun. 7a.m.-3p.m. and 7689 South Virginia Street Suite E, Reno, NV 89511 Mon.-Sat. 7a.m.-5p.m. & Sun. 7a.m.-12p.m.

Dreamers Coffee- This coffee joint has a wide varieties of coffee right in the the heart of midtown. You can find all of your favorite traditional coffees and more. Inside is filled with local art and areas to sit down to enjoy reading one of their complimentary books. Their food and snacks are a definite must try when you stop in. Next time you are in the midtown area find them at 701 S. Virginia st. Reno, NV 89501 Mon.-Sun. 7a.m.-7p.m.

Human Bean- This Franchise drive thru coffee spot has been giving local coffee drinkers a quick and delicious coffee at the convenience of their cars ever since they came to the Reno area. They have a wide variety of coffees, italian sodas, real fruit smoothies and always topped with their signature chocolate covered coffee bean. You can spot them on your next drive at 3915 S. McCarran Reno, NV 89502 and 8050 S. Virgina Reno, NV 89511 open from 5a.m.-9p.m. everyday.

Swill Coffee and Wine-This local coffee joint isn't just making noise with their locally roasted coffee and carefully selected wines. They are making some big noise with local businesses as well. They are promoting local business by being the spot to hold business meetings and cater to local entrepreneurs with their lounge displaying local artists. musicians, weekly live comedy and many more. This is one of the happening places to be in town with their many events that they host. Come join the action at 3366 Lakeside ct. Reno, NV 89509 Mon.-Fri. 7a.m.-7p.m. Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m & Sun. 9a.m.-3p.m.

Bibo Coffee- Bibo Coffee is a longtime local favorite. They have all of the traditional coffee flare with some new tricks, like their shaken coffees. One in particular is the Malabar (espresso & sugar shaken over ice till frothy) Also make sure to try the ever so delicious raspberry cream latte the next time you stop in for a drink. They are found in three locations: 460 S. Sierra st. Reno, NV 89501 6a.m.-6p.m. everyday 945 Record st. Reno, NV 89512 Mon.-Fri. 6a.m.-9p.m & Sat.-Sun. 8a.m.-9p.m. 75 Foothill rd. Reno, NV 89511 6a.m.-7p.m. everyday

Old World Coffee Lab-At Old World Coffee Lab they take extreme pride in their coffee. They start by specially testing samples of coffee beans that they personally roast in house and once a profile has been established they personally test each batch to make sure it meets their requirements. They have acquired some rare and hard to get coffee beans like their Ethiopia Gedeb that come from within a single farm in Ethiopia. The persuat for the perfect coffee doesn't stop there either. They use a top of the line probat roaster to roast all of their beans to get the best flavor out of them. They will be having their grand opening December 3rd, 2016 with a public cupping party and a latte art throw down that won't disappoint. You can find them opened daily from 7a.m.-6p.m. at 104 California Ave. Reno, NV 89509

Waldens Coffeehouse-Waldens offers a delicious breakfast and lunch menu with gluten free options served all day with seasonal, local and organic produce. Their Italian made espresso machine really brings the coffee beans to life in each cup. Come in and have a drink at happy hour Mon.-Fri. 2p.m.-5p.m. Waldens Coffeehouse is located at 3940 Mayberry dr. Reno, NV 89519 Mon.-Fri. 6a.m.-3:30p.m. & Sat.-Sun. 7a.m.-3p.m.

The Purple Bean-Locally owned and serving grade A organic bold house blend Mon.-Fri. 6a.m.-5p.m. & Sat.-Sun. 7a.m.-2p.m.

The Jungle-Right on the river walk of Reno, the jungle offers artisan coffee and espresso drinks to impress anyone. Every Monday at 7p.m. they hold an open mic and spoken word night. Other nights during the week you can come in to enjoy some live music. While you're there make sure to try their signature hummus plate (house made hummus, fresh baked flat bread, kalamata Olives, cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers). They are open Sun.-Thu. 7a.m.-11p.m. & 7a.m.-12a.m. Fri.-Sat. at 246 W. 1st St. Reno, NV 89501

Kona Gold and the Kirk Coffee house and Roastery-Kona hand roasts small batches of coffee beans in store for a great coffee experience. If you have questions on the coffee process they are always happy to educate on the necessary equipment and processing. They have all the classics and even fresh juice, italian sodas, along with food served all day. What makes Kona really special is that they give back by picking a different local non-profit organization each month to send donations to. You can find them at 3304 S. McCarren blvd. Reno, NV 89502 Mon.-Fri. 6a.m.-5:30p.m. & Sat.-Sun. 6a.m.-3:30p.m.

Hopefully this guide will help you to find that perfect cup of coffee that you have been desiring in the Reno/Sparks area.