At the top of a steep cobblestone street framed by mustard-yellow buildings hides Ki’bok Coffee, a tiny café that serves some of the best coffee in the world. The popular tourist spot—whose name means “good aromas” in a Maya language local to Tulum, where the business originated—is open and airy, the physical manifestation of an Esquivel! album, usually filled with tourists, expats, and locals alike.
It’s in good company in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city of 140,000 in Mexico’s central highlands. Founded in the 16th century, the city is known for its stunning, UNESCO-recognized baroque and neoclassical architecture—and for its internationally renowned, locally sourced, and meticulously prepared gourmet coffee.