Best Of 2018

Best Cup of Hot Chocolate Across the River: Carabello Coffee

Best Cup of Hot Chocolate Across the River
click to enlarge HAILEY BOLLINGER
Hailey Bollinger

The recently expanded Carabello Coffee serves “coffee and compassion in tandem.” Their philanthropic business model gives a portion of profits back to underdeveloped coffee-bean growing communities, including through Carabello’s direct relationship with an orphanage in Nicaragua (as well as a farm there). Visit their six-seater Analog Coffee Bar, where you can choose from more complicated, experimental concoctions, opt for a fresh and classic drip brew or warm up with a host of more mainstream offerings, which include everything from lattes and cappuccinos to Americanos. Not in the mood for the bitter bean? Sip on a cozy and creamy London Fog or a sweet and Instagram-worthy hot chocolate, complete with latte art. Carabello Coffee, 107 E. Ninth St., Newport, carabellocoffee.com.