Romantic Coffee-Inspired Destinations for Valentine's Day
It’s almost Valentine's Day and we hope you have already chosen the flowers and presents for your loved one. If you want to be extra romantic this holiday, consider these romantic coffee-inspired locations for the perfect getaway. If not for this year, get some inspiration for next year!
We focused on some of the top coffee producing countries on the planet, and handpicked a couple of romantic cities in each country. To make it even easier for you to celebrate love and coffee, we highlighted the most romantic restaurants in each place as chosen by Tripadvisor reviewers. Get comfortable, grab a cup of coffee, and start imagining yourself on vacation with your other half.
Guatemala was Central America's top coffee producer for most of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century, but in 2011 the spot was taken by Honduras. Guatemala is bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Its population is a bit more than 16 million citizens and it considered to be the most populated country in Central America.
In the city of Antigua you can find some of the finest examples of Spanish colonial art and architecture in the New World. Listen to the cathedral bells and observe local Tzutuhil women selling their wares at the market. Restaurante Casa Santo Domingo, which is in the Case Santo Domingo hotel, will offer you a romantic indoor or outdoor dining experience. For dessert, order a hot cup of joe to enjoy with your loved one, while tasting one of the best coffees in the world.
Flores in Petén
The town is in northern Petén region of Guatemala, where the old part of the city is located on an island in Lake Peten Itza. This romantic destination can be great for couples that want to explore kayaking or other lake activities. Make sure to have your romantic dinner at La Casa de Enrico Restaurante. It offers fusion and Italian meals, while also serving vegan and vegetarian options. Reviewers are raving about the incredible views overlooking the lake you can see from the restaurant.
Mexico predominantly produces high quality Arabica beans grown in the coastal regions near the border of Guatemala. According to the International Coffee Organization the country is responsible for the majority of U.S. coffee imports. You can find in Mexico ancient ruins such as Teotihuacán and the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, in addition to other Spanish colonial-era towns. The population is about 129 million people and it’s the 5th largest country in the Americas by total area.
“The island of woman” in simple translation is a beautiful and romantic island 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) off the coast of Cancún. It is known for its white sand beaches, clear waters and the friendliest locals in the Mexican Caribbean. You can take a quick 15 minutes ferry from Cancún and enjoy your romantic vacation. For your romantic feast, check out Rosa Sirena's Restaurant, not too far from the beach of the island. The reviews say that you will be overwhelmed with feelings of relaxation and luxury in addition to great views and gorgeous decor. Sounds like a place we would like to be drinking iced coffee while starting at the water.
Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. It includes the two towns: Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, linked by a twenty-mile resort corridor of beach-front properties and championship golf courses. This is the place for couples that want some relaxing time with celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore, who love this unspoiled beach hideaway. First on the list of Tripadvisor’s romantic restaurants is Sunset Point. This light Italian wine bar has a great ocean view, which will give you the opportunity to watch the beautiful sunset with some cheese, a glass of wine, or a good quality coffee.
Most of the coffee growing is done in the hilly tracts of the southern part of India. The coffee beans are usually grown in small farms overcoming monsoon rainfall conditions. They are often grown next to spices such as cardamom and cinnamon, which is associated to India’s coffee spicy taste and aroma.
On top of the Himalayan mountains, snow-topped Manali is a magnificent stop for your romantic trip. This location is also good for the active couple as you can go skiing, snowboarding, or hiking the beautiful mountains. Take a deep breath, sip a cup of coffee, and enjoy the delightful views down the Solang Valley. Johnson’s Case is rated amongst the most romantic places to eat in Manali. The reviewers describe it as “warm and cozy” -- exactly what you would want on your romantic getaway.
Jodhpur’s old city is known as the “blue city” because of the color of most of its buildings. It is located in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. “The blue city” is also called Navchokiya, and is refreshingly quiet and devoid of tourists. For a more romantic experience, get a guided walking tour through the streets and the beautiful buildings. For an amazing city views, affordable food, and romantic meal, consider Gopal Rooftop Restaurant.
Colombian coffee is famous worldwide due to its high quality Arabica beans. This is also why Waka Coffee sells only 100% Colombian Arabica instant coffee. Colombian coffee was traditionally second only to Brazil as the biggest coffee producer, but has moved to the third place due to the rapidly expanding production of Vietnam’s coffee
Besides reminding us of Narcos, Cali is also a fun and vibrant city for a couple that wants to spend Valentine’s Day dancing! In Cali, you can easily find a local salsa discoteca and dance your night away. Some spots to mention are Bar Latino, La Matraca, and El Rincon de la Salsa. Find more DIY salsa dance clubs in this article by the Guardian. When you feel like you are getting tired of dancing, stop in a local coffee shop, smell the aroma, and enjoy a caffeinated local cup of coffee.
Quindio, Risaralda and Calda
We said Colombia is famous for its high quality coffee, so why not spending your romantic vacation in the coffee region! These three towns in the coffee region of Colombia are full of boutique hotels located in old coffee farms. The blog See Colombia highlights Finca El Ocaso in Salento or Hacienda Venecia near Manizales in Caldas. Both are located in working coffee farms, and the accommodation is in a traditional old house, complete with movie-quality veranda. Sounds like the perfect spots for some Valentine's coffee love!
You are probably mostly familiar with Vietnamese Coffee, when coffee is mixed with sweetened condensed milk, but Vietnam is also the second largest coffee producing nation in the entire world! Producing coffee for all types of brewed and instant coffees.
Da Lat – “The Valley of Love”
Pack your suitcase and get lost in “Le Petit Paris” of Vietnam. Da Lat is also known the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate. This is why you can visit it all year round and enjoy the famous lakes, pine forests, and beautiful flowers. It is located in southern Vietnam’s Central Highlands, and centered around a lake and a golf course. Consider Biang Bistro as your Valentine's Day food destination. A beautiful garden restaurant where every corner has its own unique charm.
Located in the mountains of northwestern Vietnam, Sapa, is a popular trekking base. If you are an outdoorsy couple, this spot is for you! The town overlooks the terraced rice fields of the Muong Hoa Valley and has an amazing fresh air for hiking and other outdoor activities. Take a breath in, sip a cup of coffee and go explore this city. If you are in a mood for fusion vietnamese cuisine, check out Aira Sapa restaurant. It was rated number one as the most romantic restaurant in Sapa.
Closing our coffee-inspired romantic destinations is Brazil. Brazil is the world's largest coffee producer. It is not new to coffee producing, as it has been the largest global coffee manufacturer for over 150 years!! The majority of Brazil’s coffee farms are located in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, and Parana. These three southeastern states have the best climate and temperatures for growing the ideal coffee beans. Indigenous to Ethiopia, coffee’s seeds were planted in Brazil in the 18th century by the Portuguese that started the coffee industry in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio’s romantic natural landscape, year-round tropical sunshine, fun musical scene, and endless gold beaches, make it one of the world's best cities for lovers. Couples looking to escape other tourists can check the city’s beautiful parks, such as Parque Lage, or escape to lesser-known beaches such as Praia do Recreio. L'Etoile was chosen as the most romantic restaurant in Rio, and number three overall amongst the city’s restaurants. TripAdvisor reviewers rage about the restaurant’s 7 course tasting menu. Something you can share during a romantic dinner. Make sure to order a cup of Brazilian coffee with your dessert to fully experience this coffee destination.
Manaus, State of Amazonas
The Amazon Rainforest is an iconic beauty of Brazil, but you should be well-prepared for this romantic getaway, so you won’t literally get lost in love. Manaus, next to the Negro River in northwestern Brazil, is the capital of the vast state of Amazonas. It is also a major departure point for the surrounding Amazon Rainforest. It is known as one of the most romantic places in Brazil, where you can enjoy cruising and kayaking the Amazon River. Sounds dangerous and romantic at the same time… Be sure to buy some quality instant coffee on Amazon (the website) before you sail off to your adventure. Or on this website if you are picky.:) Our single-serve coffee, for example, could be a valuable coffee solution in your pocket. When you are planning your romantic dinner, check out Caxiri Manaus for fusion Brazilian and vegetarian friendly meal. It was chosen as the most romantic restaurant in Manaus and can be a great spot for your Valentine's Day celebration.