There’s no doubt about it, Taoseños love their coffee—and their coffee shops. Turn just about any corner or walk down just about any block in Taos, and the arresting aroma of coffee will draw you inexorably to the closest purveyor. Whether you like your coffee brewed and black or crave an espresso adorned with milk and chocolate and spice, you are guaranteed not to go uncaffeinated in Taos.
Many of our homegrown coffee shops in Taos roast their own beans or work with local roasters to produce the freshest and most flavorful brews possible. Ethics are at work too; sustainable growing practices and ethical treatment of growers are important to Taoseños, and our coffee shops work hard to make sure they’re sourcing wisely.
As important as the coffee is the ambience, and Taos’s coffee shops cater to every taste in this department too. From the hippie to the hipster, from the serious to the chic, every door will welcome you with a different vibe. Many of our coffee shops also serve up delicious food, from savory breakfast fare and fresh-baked pastries to sandwiches, pies, and homemade ice cream. (If you’re super savvy, top your ice cream with a shot of espresso in a heavenly affogato. You can thank us later.)
So when you’re planning your trip to Taos, make sure you stay long enough to sample the range—otherwise you’ll have to drink an awful lot of coffee in one day, and we take no responsibility for the consequences!
You'll never go wanting for a cup of coffee in Taos. From hipster brews to classic espresso, the coffee scene in Taos has something for everyone.
Black Diamond Espresso is your place in Taos Ski Valley to enjoy exceptional espresso, coffee, and mochas. We are the hot chocolate experts offering a fiesta of choices including dark, white, and Mexican chocolate.
A tiny spot for getting a great cup of espresso as you stroll the Plaza area. Many flavors not found elsewhere along with chai drinks and specialty teas. Sweet baked goods complement your drink. Pet-friendly.
A different kind of deli with a fresh and tasty style! Think unique salads, soups, grab-and-go sandwiches or wraps, yummy muffins, and delectable desserts—all freshly prepared. Serving breakfast, lunch, and light dinner fare.
Starbuck’s coffee, blended juices, Italian sodas, iced drinks, pastries, biscotti, bagels, and coffee cakes. Conveniently located on Taos Plaza.
Reasonably priced world street food with fresh local ingredients.
Whistlestop Café is an elusive quick stop located mid-mountain on Whitefeather, near chair lift 2 and chair lift 6. The perfect place for families to grab a bite and a drink before heading back onto the slopes.
Drinks hot, iced, or blended. Assortment of fresh pastries, sweet breads, burritos-on-the-go, bagels, and more. Free wireless Internet. Great atmosphere. Featuring Ohori’s Coffee. We also have a drive-through.
Using the highest quality fairtrade, organic ingredients in our extensive menu of espresso and chai drinks. We have all kinds of fruit smoothies, frappes, and fresh-baked goodies too. Free Wifi. Located in the heart of the John Dunn Shops.
Enjoy excellent espresso and coffee, a selection of 75 + teas. gelato, pastries, sandwiches, burritos and WI-FI in a relaxed, upscale environment.