Travelling abroad always gives you a great perspective and appreciation for how spoilt we are at home. I recently visited Paris for the first time in 3 years and was impressed by the progress that the specialty coffee scene had made in this city. Parisians love to sip coffee and people watch however, for as long as I can remember the coffee has been atrocious. Not anymore! Whilst the local brasseries still serve a hot, black beverage that they pass as coffee, the specialty coffee shops are thriving and appearing in all neighbourhoods across Paris. Whilst specialty coffee is not the mainstay of most Parisians its popularity is increasing, and the number of roasters is growing rapidly each year. There are some really great roasters not only in Paris but across France these days and one thing that struck me was the variety on offer! We tried some incredible coffees and a couple of our favourite roasters included Kawa, Bel Horizon, Cayo, Noir, kb roasters and Moklair. Go forth planning your next trip to Paris knowing that a good cup of coffee is not as elusive as you may think.