We're obsessed with coffee over at Boston.com, so wanted to put together Coffee Week to celebrate all things java!
New interactives, maps, and galleries for the caffeine-obsessed will be unveiled each day this week. On Sunday, we wrote and mapped out how Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks are battling for coffee supremacy in Massachusetts. Today, we took a look at the national trend.
We wanted to find a way to feature local independent shops that have also developed a passionate following. Sadly, we still couldn't fit everyone in (but we've got something Wednesday that might go toward fixing that). We didn't want to leave anyone out.
So, we came up with a tournament with a sampling of stores sorted based on region.
So they could also duke it out to determine who is Indie Coffee Shop Champion.
Each round will go by pretty quickly-- so loyal customers have to act fast. The first round ends Monday. Each round after that will only last a day. The winner will be crowned Saturday afternoon.
Rule no. 1: No touching of the hair or face. And that's it. Now let's do this.