Ty’s Picks - Coffee Shops with a Side of Country

My path has given me a chance to live in almost every corner of the U.S. - cities of all sizes that have shared the same passion that I have for music. Since it’s officially PSL season, the countless people sipping on Starbucks cups full of Pumpkin Spice Latte inspired me to share some of my favorite coffee shops in some of my favorite cities.


Frothy Monkey - Nashville

It’s no secret to the Nashville natives that Frothy Monkey serves some of the best coffee and food in the area, with it’s roasting company in Music City, the drinks practically sing to you. The local cafe supports local musicians by hosting events and even playing local Americana artists’ music in the shop. If this shop were a song, it would be “Last Turn Home” by Tim McGraw.


Sumptown Coffee Roasters - NYC

Sumptown is a local coffee shop in NYC with some of the best coffee you’ve had in your life. The fast-paced New York lifestyle is ever-present in its shop. Similar to Frothy Monkey, Sumptown is a huge advocate for local musicians, and often playing locals’ music. If this shop were a song, it would be “Every Little Thing” by Russell Dickerson.

 Cuvèe Coffee Bar - Austin, TX

Cuvèe sits in the heart of Austin, showcasing locally roasted beans and great live music by local artists. Cuvèe has become a hub for Country and Americana music lovers alike to attend writer's rounds and shows. If this shop were a song, it would be “Hail Mary” by Haley & Michaels.


Dinosaur Coffee - Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is full of creative people- musicians, artists, actresses/actors, you name it. That’s what’s great about Dinosaur Coffee, all their coffee is served in handmade mugs from authentic Los Angeles artists. If you’re in the area, make sure to try their hazelnut blend coffee beans- they are all the trend this fall season! If this shop were a song, it would be “Good Vibes” by Chris Janson.

Sip of Hope - Chicago, IL

Usually, that cup of coffee is just the sliver of hope that’ll get us through our workday. Sip of Hope gives literally everyone hope because they give back 100% (YES 100%) of all proceeds to mental health and suicide prevention non-profits. How inspiring is that? Plus, they are big fans of their customers bringing in their puppy dog! It’s literally a win-win-win for everyone involved. If this shop were a song, it would be “To a T” by Ryan Hurd.

David Goldhahn