When the history of work is written, and some future generation is studying what business was like in the 2nd decade of the 2000's, the main theory discussed would be if work at that time was really just a parade of business people visiting various Starbuck's around the world.
I pretty much buy expensive plane tickets, fly somewhere, get off the plane, stop at a coffee shop, go to a meeting - fueled by coffee, go to another coffee shop, eat dinner, sleep, work out, go to a coffee shop, fly somewhere else - stopping at a coffee shop at an airport, then do the whole process over again until Friday, at which time I get on a plane and fly home (of course stopping at a few coffee shops along the way). <I am completely proud that that is the longest run on sentence I have ever written.>
Here is my list of really good coffee shops that you should consider going to.
1. Mecca espresso in Sydney Australia. Quiet possibly the best coffee shop in the world.
2. Barriques in Madison.
3. The Nazi coffee shop in San Francisco. That is not really the name, but that is how Gary Fisher defined it for me. I think it was on Mission. Just order a Cap straight up, no modifiers.
4. Just about any Peets in NorCal.
5. Italy - the country.
6. Stumptown Coffee NYC (or Portland, I guess). The one at the Ace hotel is just that, Ace.