04/22/2014 02:08 pm ET Updated Jun 22, 2014

Cult Coffee Shops

There may be no global ritual more ingrained as a habit than that of drinking coffee. No matter how or when you consume it, chances are you've spent years honing your practice -- complete with a strong physical need and an emotional connection to match.

But the coffee culture you once knew has undergone tremendous changes over the last decade, upending your daily routine with new brands, a specific language, philosophy and taxonomy -- and, of course, a more expensive price tag.

Welcome to coffee's third wave. Here, check out the 7 cult coffee shops taking the quotidian to new heights. —Sasha Levine

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Cult Coffee Shops