Top 5 Coffee Shops in Orange County


Tierra Mia Coffee Company

A happy customer enjoys a latte accompanied by a view and wonderful service at a Tierra Mia Coffee Company

Natalie Waters, Photojournalist

Coffee is one of the most beloved drinks in the world. Millions of people have a “cup of joe” as part of their daily routine. This bittersweet treat is a tasty way to bring energy levels up and a great way to start the day. Naomi Peralta (11) notes how “coffee is the first thing [she] makes when [she] gets out of bed in the morning.” It’s likely that a coffee shop can be found in every city, as it is one of the most popular drinks in America. There are countless adequate coffee shops in Orange County, but only a few are truly extraordinary. This article will cover some of the best coffee shops in Orange County. 

Coffee is the first thing I make when I get out of bed in the morning.”

— Naomi Peralta

Starting off, in fifth place is Reborn Coffee. Reborn makes their coffee from high quality beans, which they also sell in their stores. Reborn imports coffee beans from all over the world in order to provide their customers with new flavors and lasting experiences. The regular latte appeals to many because of the bitterness compared to other coffee shops.  

Next at fourth place: Tierra Mia. Tierra Mia is a wonderful coffee shop with mouth-watering drinks and pastries. Tierra Mia has three locations in Orange County: Anaheim, La Habra, and Santa Ana. This coffee shop has unique flavors like Horchata, a Mexican cinnamon drink, and Chocolate Mexicano, a Mexican chocolate blend. The classic latte at Tierra Mia is very flavorful and rich, and has a good balance in sweetness. 

At a close third place: Made Coffee. Made Coffee is set apart from other coffee shops because of the unique flavors incorporated into their drinks. Their menu includes flavors like cereal, honey nut cheerios, horchata, strawberry, blood orange, peppermint, and many more. Made Coffee has only one location: in Downtown Fullerton. The latte at Made Coffee is phenomenal, and the fun flavors are highly recommended. 

Coming in hot at second place is Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders. Bodhi Leaf has many locations throughout Orange County, one of their locations being in Yorba Linda, California. Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders’ coffee is very well made. There are many different delicious flavors to choose from, and the original black coffee at Bodhi Leaf is superior. The classic latte at this coffee shop is superb. The bitter and sweet elements work well together to create a balanced blend. 

At a whopping first place is Dripp. Dripp is located only in Downtown Fullerton, California. From the countless different drinks to the extensive list of pastries and sandwiches, Dripp tops all the other coffee shops by a mile. With a single sip of their coffee, it is made clear that they use high quality ingredients and have spent time perfecting their craft. Dripp has exquisitely rich flavors in their coffee that will make any coffee lover fall in love all over again.