Are you the kind of person who simply MUST take a photo of all of your decadent meals and drinks before you start consuming them? If so, you’ll want to check out these awesome coffee shops, all in the Orlando area, for some Instagram-worthy latte art! The icing on the cake? Each shop has something unique to offer beyond its beautiful brews!

Craft & Common

Craft & Common Coffee

Background

Craft & Common was born out of a love for specialty coffee, but that is the just beginning. They may be passionate about the intricacies of coffee, but they’re just as happy to brew you a single origin pour-over as they are a decaf vanilla latte. It’s not what you drink that matters; it’s the experience you have in the time you spend with them!

With that being said, it may feel a little different at Craft & Common. The music will be up, the conversation will be open, and the atmosphere will be as inviting as can be. Craft & Common is a welcoming neighborhood space serving specialty coffee, craft beer, wine, session cocktails, and food.

 

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Brand Values

Craft & Common’s company culture, including an understanding that their brand is built on great people, is ingrained into every decision they make. From their team to their customers, their ethos is one of support, respect, and inclusiveness with everyone they work with. From their specialty coffee roasting partners and chef driven menus to their focus on service and hospitality, Craft & Common is dedicated to creating an experience unlike any other in the space. They understand that it takes commitment at every level to create something truly unique and differentiated. Whether it’s a specific question about a coffee origin or a lighthearted chat about the latest weather report, they’re social at heart and always embrace open conversation and friendly banter. All in all, this is a place that cherishes interaction with the community!

Palate Coffee Brewery

Palate Coffee Brewery

Background

Palate Coffee Brewery is a quality mission-based coffee shop located in Historical Downtown Sanford. All profits are dedicated to the abolishment of modern day slavery: human trafficking. At Palate, the customers and community become the heroes of their story.

Palate was founded by Katrina Lemmon, her husband, and her parents. Lemmon and her husband were super passionate about coffee, and all four of them were passionate about ending human trafficking and building a coffee shop that was about more than coffee. That’s why they opened Palate Coffee Brewery, where every cup goes back to the fight against human trafficking! The community stood behind them and made them the successful shop they are today.

Brand Values

Palate’s brand values are to create amazing coffee with a cause. Obviously, their shop is different because they give back to the fight against human trafficking. Additionally, it’s different because the community has helped them create this atmosphere of a safe place. Everyone who comes feels welcome. You’re not just a customer; you are a friend. Lives have changed right there at the bar at Palate. We don’t think many coffee shops could say that!

VESPR

Vespr Coffee

Background

Vespr was founded on the idea that coffee is a unique experience for every individual, and it should be upheld and represented in the best possible way each and every time. Vespr was founded over seven years ago, and today they are the strongest they have ever been in the Orlando coffee community. This shop aims to keep setting the standard higher for not only themselves but also for the rest of Orlando. They really focus on the quality of coffee they are sourcing and are extremely passionate about working with those dedicated to making differences in the global coffee industry. 

 

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Brand Values

Vespr proudly stands firmly on the foundational belief of honoring the thousands of hours of hard work done before them in the industry. They aim to be the epicenter of coffee education as well as a source of top quality coffee of Orlando. Vespr continuously prides itself on the service they provide to their guests as well as the exquisite, top-quality coffees they source from around the country. This stems from a desire to make coffee approachable, accessible, and lovable to every individual.

What makes Vespr especially unique is their level of education on the topic of coffee, the variety of coffees they currently provide, and the coffee companies across America they are beginning to partner with. They aim to become Orlando’s biggest multi-roaster cafe by expanding the number of roasters they will be working with from three to ten. Ultimately, this is a business that has an intense level of passion towards the coffee industry along with the community they call home.

Latte Art Classes – Score!

Vespr is currently hosting latte art classes after hours in the cafe about once or twice a month. They are planning to expand this number to consistently twice a month as well as provide a variety of other classes to the public. These will occur during hours of operation as well as post-close. Vespr also wants to begin teaching seed to cup classes in their cafe, which will detail the history and science of coffee itself, including how it goes from being grown to reaching your cup. 

Another class they are aiming to set up is a coffee tasting/sensory class, where they’ll have private coffee cuppings (tastings) to show the public how coffee professionals taste coffees and determine certain aspects of the coffees. Be on the lookout for new upcoming classes! Tickets for classes tend to sell out very quickly, as they are currently hosting limited numbers of people in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. Be sure to grab the next tickets as soon as you see them, as they will likely disappear the next time you look!

Let us know what your favorite coffee shop is and why in the comments below. Also, be sure to share your favorite latte art from the Orlando area. Just tag us on Instagram with #SuccessibleLife for a chance to be reposted on our feed!