Best Places for Pressed Pot Coffee in Walt Disney World

Remember the old days when getting a decent cup of coffee at Walt Disney World was practically impossible?

Press Pot Trattoria al Forno

Unless you enjoyed kicking off your day with a cup of Nescafe, you were just out of luck back then. Stories of Disney fans bringing provisions from home weren’t out of the ordinary.

But as the world has slowly awakened to better coffee, Disney has jumped on the bandwagon. In the last few years especially, better coffee options at Disney World have grown by leaps and bounds.

One of the best ways to enjoy a good cup is via Press Pots, which are offered at many table service restaurants throughout the resort. You’ll find specific varieties, roasts, and blends by Joffrey’s Coffee, tailored to the tastes and theme of each resort.

Let’s look at a couple of our favorites!

Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Kona Cafe has long been one of my favorite morning dining spots in Walt Disney World. (It’s pretty fantastic for lunch and dinner as well.) In addition to many breakfast specialties like Tonga Toast and The Samoan, the Polynesian Village Resort restaurant has another claim to fame: genuine Kona Coffee.

French Press Coffee at Kona Cafe

French Press Coffee at Kona Cafe

In fact, no breakfast here is complete without a press pot of this richness on the table in my opinion. It’s especially perfect with sweet breakfast options, like Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes.

Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes from Kona Cafe

A Cup of Kona Complements Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes Perfectly

No time for a sit-down breakfast? You can also score Kona Coffee in a Press Pot at the Kona Island, which serves as a Coffee Bar during morning hours.

Boma, Jiko, and Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The restaurants of Animal Kingdom Lodge also offer press pots, but here, you’ll find a gourmet blend of Kenya Coffee prepared fresh to order. We’ve seen the option on menus at all of the Lodge’s restaurants — Sanaa, Jiko, and Boma.

You Can Get a Press Pot of Kenyan with Your Breakfast or Dinner at Boma

You Can Get a Press Pot of Kenyan with Your Breakfast or Dinner at Boma

I can’t think of a better way to enjoy those Zebra Domes, or one of the sumptuous desserts at Jiko or Sanaa, than with a great cup of coffee. :-)

Zebra Dome

Zebra Dome + Kenyan Coffee — YESSS!

And, of course, it would also be great to enjoy with the specialties you find on Boma’s breakfast buffet.

Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Another spot to indulge in a Press Pot is Trattoria al Forno. Located at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, the restaurant, which is open for breakfast and dinner, offers a modern take on classic Italian fare.

Their signature Italian-style Coffee offers notes of berry and milk chocolate.

Press Pot of Coffee

Press Pot of Coffee at Trattoria al Forno

Again, it’s a great cup to accompany breakfast, or an after dinner sweet.

While we’ve shown you a few of our favorite spots to order and enjoy a press pot of coffee, there are lots of other places to get this indulgence. Be sure to check the menu of your favorite Disney table service spot, and even private dining menus. Joffrey’s Coffees are available in press pots at many of the deluxe resorts.

For even more information about the best spots to enjoy all of the coffee that the World has to offer, check out our page dedicated to Coffee at Walt Disney World!

Now we’d love to hear from you! Where is your favorite Disney spot to order a a Press Pot of Coffee? Leave a comment and tell us about it!

Comments

  1. Dana says

    We always get a press pot with desert when we eat at Jiko – it’s the perfect ending to a great meal. We ate at Kona once and got the press pot, but the waitress poured some of the coffee into our cups and then took the rest away! We still had half of our coffee left in the pot, but she said they weren’t allowed to leave it with us and she’d be dumping the rest. We haven’t been back since, we were so upset.

  2. Carol says

    Kona is absolutely the best. Artist Point has a really good press pot, too. They also have press’s it tea with several flavors to choose from…one of my favorites. So Jiko and Sanaa now have their own separate blends and no longer serve the African blend. Jiko definitely has a good one but the one at Sanaa is no where near as good.

    Basically all the signature restaurants now have their own signature blend thanks to jeoffreys.

    Thank you by the way for the discount code you offered your readers…my husband is the coffee lover and I ordered him whole bean bags for Christmas from:
    Kona
    Jiko
    Artist Point
    Brown Derby
    Cathay Circle

  3. Bob Smyth says

    Had a fantastic pressed pot of decaf coffee at Narcoossee’s at the Grand Floridian. Probably the best decaf I’ve ever had.

  4. says

    Carol — Great reviews! I’m so glad you got to use the discount code offered to Newsletter Subscribers! That’s great!! :-)

  5. A. Bloyd says

    This reminds me of our recent visit last month. My husband and I always end our trips with breakfast at Kona Café and share a pot of the Kona coffee. Well, we had just poured out the remainder of the coffee and drank about half of our cups; and an overly zealous server/assistant topped of my husband’s coffee with regular coffee before we could stop him. When we informed him that my husband’s coffee wasn’t regular but the Kona, the pourer said “It’s the same thing.” I joked that it probably is, and we just pay more for the appearance of something special in the pressed pot. However, we did a side-by-side comparison; and the pressed pot Kona is far superior.

    I guess the moral of the story is–keep an eye on your cup of Kona! :)

    Thanks for the article–I didn’t know about the other pressed pot options and will be sure to sample them when we are in the area!

  6. says

    A. Bloyd — Oh, wow! I completely understand — you don’t mess with really great coffee. ;-) I’m so glad we could share some new things with you. Hopefully you find some other places to enjoy a really great pot on your next visit.

  7. Bryan says

    For something a little different, on my last trip in November I had the press pot of coffee and chicory at Boatwright’s. Delicious! It inspired me to walk to French Quarter and visit the gift shop where they sell the chicory coffee from the famous Cafe Du Monde and a press pot of my own. Now I can have it anytime I like at home. Finding this specialty coffee at Boatwright’s was a welcome surprise.

  8. elizabeth says

    We have had press pots of coffee at various restaurants throughout Disney but my son will no longer order it because he says that his stomach gets upset !!! This doesn’t happen if he just orders coffee off the menu !!! We think this possibly could be that the actual press pot is harder to clean and sanitize. We have had some press pots that looked as if they had seen better days !!!

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