Though Starbucks and Panera are doing their best change this, outside the city, coffee is coffee. You buy it every morning at the diner or the gas station, and the only thing to consider before ordering is how many sugars you would like. A proper city coffee shop is a laboratory where everything has weird Italian names and comes loaded with cream. Slowly but surely, you will come around to the idea that a carmel macchiato beats a regular cup of joe any day. Even when you are on the brink of financial ruin, you'll find a way to dig out five dollars for your signature drink. You'll compromise on many things, opting for a dollar slice instead of decent pizza, and going for a PBR instead of a craft beer, but damn it, you're going to enjoy an iced latte even if it means you'll have to walk to work instead of taking the bus.