There’s nothing better than pairing the Happiest Place on Earth with your favorite hot beverage.
There was a time in the not-so-distant past that Disney coffee wasn’t a highlight of your visit. But as gourmet coffee continues to grow in mainstream popularity, Disney has finally wised up and has begun to offer much better options for lovers of java beverages who are visiting Walt Disney World.
Let’s take a closer look at the options that you’ll find, should you need that morning or afternoon Cup o’ Joe. There’s plenty to choose from!
Coffee in Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts
There’s never been a better time to enjoy Coffee at Walt Disney World. There are coffee and tea varieties to please every palate! Let’s take a look at some of the best.
Joffrey’s in Walt Disney World
Joffrey’s, a specialty coffee and tea company based in Tampa, is the official specialty coffee provider for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Vacation Club resorts.
For their Disney Parks & Resorts Specialty Coffee Collection offered by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co, the company sources only 100% Specialty Grade Arabica Coffee Beans. That means they only use the best of the best.
Walt Disney World Parks. Within the Parks, you’ll find several spots where Joffrey’s Coffee is offered. Here’s a list of Kiosks that Joffrey’s operates, so you always know where to find the perfect cup!
- Epcot Monorail Station
- Test Track
- World Showcase Between the Canada and UK Pavilions
- World Showcase at the America Pavilion
- World Showcase Near Disney Traders
Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
- Premier Theater Near Muppet Vision 3D
- Entrance to Pixar Place
- Exit at Tower of Terror
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
- Park Entrance
You’ll also find Joffrey’s locations at Disney Springs and both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
The kiosks are well-themed to their locations and offer a full range of hot and cold coffee drinks as well as a full host of baked goods (we love the giant donuts).
And here’s a fun, grown-up option that you’ll find at the kiosks in many of the Parks: you can get coffee specialties blended with your favorite spirits as well!
Walt Disney World Resorts. Within the Walt Disney World Resorts, Joffrey’s Coffee rules the roost. We’ve told you previously about the Joffrey’s kiosks located in the Parks, but their products are available widely in restaurants and as an in-room amenity throughout many of the Resorts as well. You’ll also find them at a couple of other spots, like specialty coffee bars.
Restaurants. From Counter Service spots to Signature Dining restaurants, Joffrey’s is served throughout Disney. But don’t think that you’re going to get the same cup of coffee where ever you go. Recently, Joffrey’s has introduced a line of Custom Blends that capture the spirit of the various signature dining spots. This means you’ll sip a different cup of coffee at Flying Fish Cafe than you’ll enjoy at Citricos.
Here’s a list of Disney World Restaurants — both in the Resorts and the Parks — where you can enjoy Joffrey’s Coffees.
- Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- Victoria and Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Flying Fish Cafe at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
- Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
- Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Boma at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Sanaa in Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
In many of Disney’s moderate and signature table service restaurants, you can also enjoy special preparations of coffee. We really enjoy the flavor and theatre of a French press pot, and you’ll find this method widely available throughout Disney World. Who could resist the chance, for instance, to enjoy a press pot of freshly ground Kona Coffee at Kona Cafe, while dining on specialties like Tonga Toast or The Samoan? Look for French Press Pots at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Jiko, Boma, and Sanaa as well. You can also enjoy this special treat at Trattoria al Forno.
But for the epitome of coffee luxury, don’t miss the chance to book your advance dining reservation at Victoria and Albert’s within Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Their special vacuum pot is a fascinating spectacle to behold, and produces a rich, balanced cup.
Coffee Bars. If you aren’t in the mood to indulge in a sit-down meal, you can still enjoy good coffee within the resorts. Several hotels offer coffee bars. These include Contemporary Grounds at the Contemporary Resort and Kona Coffee Bar (which offers coffee by morning, and sushi by night!). Other spots, like the Territory Lounge in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, offer coffee and pastries to guests in the morning, but are lounges in the evening.
In-Room Coffee. Joffrey’s Coffee is also available in room now as well. It’s a great way to perk up before a long day of fun in the Parks!
Taking Joffrey’s Coffee Home With You. But if you truly fall in love with your favorite restaurant’s coffee, here’s the good news — you can also take a bag of your favorite home with you! Purchase Disney Parks & Resorts Specialty Coffee Collection offered by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co throughout the Resorts and Parks!
If you miss the chance while at your favorite restaurant? Order your favorite directly from the Joffrey’s website!
Starbucks in Walt Disney World
Starbucks, recognized globally for their chain of coffee shops and their retail products, also has a small presence in Walt Disney World. You will now find Starbucks outlets in each of the four Walt Disney World Parks and in Downtown Disney.
In Magic Kingdom, stop by Main Street Bakery on Main Street USA for a fix. Fountain View in Epcot’s Future World now offers the Starbucks experience in that Park. And in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll find The Trolley Car Cafe right on Hollywood Boulevard. Creature Comforts in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is located right before you get to Africa. Finally, you can stop by one of two Starbucks in Downtown Disney (soon to be Disney Springs).
Starbucks Coffee is also served at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts. It is available in the Resorts’ Coffee Bars and for in-room brewing.
Other Coffee Options in Walt Disney World
Throughout Walt Disney World, you’ll also find some interesting coffee options in retail shops — especially in Epcot. We’ve spied canisters of Tim Horton’s Cappuccino in the Canada Pavilion as well as Lavazza Espresso in the Italy Pavilion.
There’s also a fun line of Mickey’s Diner options, which includes Mickey’s Diner Blend Coffee. Find it at retail locations throughout the Parks and Resorts of Walt Disney World.
Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop. Finally, if you find yourself at Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop at Downtown Disney Marketplace, you’ll discover a wide range of rich coffee options alongside delicious ice cream treats.
Options include, hot, iced, and frozen coffee specialties.