Coffeegram: The 16 Best Instagram Accounts for the Sophisticated Coffee Lover
Shops and roasters
This “thoughtfully sourced & roasted” superbrand has humble beginnings in Chicago. Since its founding in 1995, Intelligentsia has grown to include shops in Austin, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.
☕️ Bluestone Lane
“But first, coffee.” The phrase that launched a million memes is actually trademarked by the ultimate Los Angeles coffee brand, Alfred. It was written in neon on the wall of its first cafe (on Melrose Place, no less) when it opened in 2013. Alfred shops are some of the most Instagrammable in the world –– and aside from that omnipresent phrase, they’re all delightfully different. And they’re expanding in some of the coolest cites: 12 in L.A., four in Tokyo and one in Austin. Plus, the brand regularly collaborates with artists and other brands on chic drink sleeves, pop-up events and merch.
Industry news and coffee businesses
☕️ Trade Coffee Co
☕️ Perfect Daily Grind
Billing itself as “the world’s leading voice for coffee,” Perfect Daily Grind is an international daily trade journal –– a must-read for coffee business professionals. But even if you’re just a coffee lover, you’ll find plenty of compelling stories, infographics and photography that celebrates the magical tree (as well as the people who grow and harvest it).
☕️ Sip & Sonder
Community, baristas and activism
☕️ Liu GuoQiang
☕️ Barista Hustle
Barista Hustle calls itself the “largest library of online coffee lessons, courses, and certifications in the world” –– and a number of its offerings are free. But if you’re not interested in pulling doppios, you might love its extensive collection of posters that feature striking photography, data visualization and guides like “how to cup.”
☕️ International Women’s Coffee Alliance
IWCA is a nonprofit working to connect, empower and advance women in the international coffee community, in more than 27 countries. Its #StrongWomenStrongCoffee hashtag is worth a follow, too, as a way to discover female baristas, brand entrepreneurs, roasters and growers in far-flung locales.
Travel, culture and art
Italian artist Giulia Bernardelli became Insta-famous for her stunning still-lifes made with spilled or leftover food as well as incredibly detailed watercolor-style paintings using coffee and tea as the medium. Now, she partners with global brands like Bombay Sapphire and Calvé sauces on sponsored posts.