Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010

5. Nairobi Java House

Coffee is not, as some believe, from Java, Italy or even Seattle, but Africa — originally, Ethiopia. For a great cup of original Joe, ignore the incongruously Indonesian name and head to a branch of the Nairobi Java House,, one of the best coffee chains on the continent. Try the nutty Kenyan AA blend, and pick up some beans to take home. They also have an outlet at gate 14 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport — a godsend for those early morning flights.