World’s best airport coffee might be in my own backyard at Los Angeles International Airport.
Urth Caffé & Bar was just named as world’s best airport coffee by the Moodie Davitt Report’s 2019 Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards (FAB).
Now it seems like everyone has their award show these days and I’ve never heard of the Moodie Davitt Report. Nevertheless, I have recently enjoyed a cappuccino at Urth Caffé & Bar and can vouch for its great taste.
Urth Caffé & Bar is located in Terminal 1 at LAX, the terminal used by Southwest Airlines. It opened last year and is one of eight locations in Southern California.
Upon presentation of the award, Shallom Berkman, the founder of Urth Caffé, said:
Urth Caffé is honored to be at LAX Terminal 1. We are also pleased to be a leading pioneer of healthy, sustainable travel at the airport by being the first to serve The Traveler’s Blend, a certified organically grown, heirloom coffee blend. We are excited to be recognized as offering the best airport coffee location. We will continue to offer exclusive, highest quality, organic and cutting-edge coffee, teas, breakfast & lunch menu, and fine desserts.
Now I’ve had far better coffee in LA…I prefer a more acidic blend. But this coffee shop is just miles ahead of the Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts that offer what I consider to be an inferior excuse for coffee.
In thinking about my airport coffee experiences around the world, I’ve certainly had better barista-made coffee in airport lounges in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, London, Istanbul, Rome, Sydney, and even Los Angeles.
But in terms of airport coffee shops, I’d say the only one in the same league is the Café Chocolat in Amsterdam Schiphol.
Coffee is a gift to mankind…it took me 25 years to realize that. While I’m happy to see a local coffee shop take the top spot, even there I see room for improvement.
Have you tired Urth Caffé & Bar at LAX? What did you think?