America’s best coffee chains not named Starbucks (or Dunkin' Donuts)

These shops may be small in comparison, but they're big on flavor and appeal.

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Cafeinds unite!

Believe it or not, gourmet coffee was once not at the forefront for most Americans. But that is a thing of the past. Now it seems like there's a coffeeshop on every corner, all catering to the diverse tastes of the public.

This newfound love of a good cup of joe can best be exemplified by the many chains that have sprouted up and succeeded over the last two decades. Starbucks, of course, is well known, but there are others equally deserving of your tastebuds. Here are a handful of them.

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