As beverages go, there’s nothing hotter than specialty coffee at the moment. Third-wave roasters (or are we already seeing the surge of the fourth wave?) have elevated the game for all of us who appreciate a great morning cup. These 12 specialty roasters across the U.S.—from major metropolitan cities to tiny hamlets to college towns—offer the best coffee you can buy in the U.S., hands down. They all source green beans with curiosity and passion (and the three roasters from Hawai’i are also farmers, themselves), traveling the globe to seek variety, experimentation, and sometimes rarity.