National Espresso Day in Derby City

Read our greatest coffee drips.

LOUtoday: Please & Thank You

National Espresso Day is celebrated annually on November 23.

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Today is National Espresso Day. It’s a celebration to honor Italian inventor Angelo Moriondo, who in 1884 patented his instantaneous steam-driven coffee maker — aka the espresso machine. While Italy lays claim to the advent of espresso, the US can be thanked for the creation of latte art.

And because we love you a latte, we’re pouring up three of our greatest drips.

Louisville’s favorite coffee shops

This round-up was created with help of reader recommendations and features 11 coffee shops as picked by you.

LOUtoday: Please and thank you latte

If you’re a Scorpio, then Please & Thank You is your coffee zodiac.

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Zodiac signs as local coffee shops

We looked to the stars and coffee beans to discover which local brews best suit your astrological sign.

Nashville coffee shop coming to LOU

Popular Nashville coffee chain Barista Parlor is opening its first location outside of Tennessee in downtown Louisville — find out where above.

Bonus: If you’re looking for a boozy version to celebrate the caffeinated holiday, try a Frozen Kentucky Coffee from North of Bourbonit’s even available during lunch.