Albuquerque has a pretty solid coffee scene. I feel like I've done my part in terms of exploring it throughly so I wanted to pass along my thoughts in case you wanted to do your own coffee crawl :)
Why you should go: They roast their own coffee, the decor is rad (I'm a sucker for globes), and it is a really chill place to get some work done. This is in my top three for coffee in ABQ.
Downside: It isn't the coziest (it's pretty but not necessarily cozy) and you may end up needing to pay for parking (though there is free parking nearby if you are willing to search for it.
Why you should go: It is a beautiful space, really bright and white, they have really fun coffee creations and they serve the most delicious green chile burrito. This is probably my favorite coffee shop in ABQ.
Downside: They do not roast their own coffee. However, only once have I been served a coffee that wasn't excellent (and I've been there a lot).
Why you should go: They roast their own coffee and it is pretty good. Plus, they have other fun drinks on tap.
Downside: It's not the coziest (but still it is a really cool space!)
Why you should go: It's one of my favorite spaces in terms of decoration and vibe (only rivaled by Zendo and Humble Downton). I would suggest going here if your heart desires a cool vibe (maybe get their tea... see below). The shop itself is lovely and the baristas are super nice. This is a great space for a study session or to catch up with a friend.
Downside: Unfortunately they serve Prismatic coffee which I think tastes like canned tomatoes (though they may rotate it out...I have only been twice), while the space is rad I'd skip the coffee.
Humble (Original Location):
Why you should go: The outside of the shop has a fun mural and some patio seating plus they roast their own coffee and do a good job with it.
Downside: Their inside space is a bit cramped, I would only suggest this location if the weather works for hanging out outside.
Why you should go: Their outside patio is pleasant.
Downside: This place kind of smelled funny (both times I went) and for sure was not my favorite of the ABQ coffee scene.
Why you should go: I like the coffee here and I think their coffee drink creations are really fun. They roast their own coffee, and I really liked their dark roast. This is in my top three for coffee (though not for location).
Downside: They don't have a lot of space inside so it isn't always the greatest space to hang out. However if you can grab a seat it's worth going for the coffee.
I haven't been to Prismatic because every time I've been somewhere that served their coffee I thought it was pretty terrible (like canned tomatoes), but you can try it and let me know if you disagree.
Red Rock Roasters:
Why you should go: They have a shop where they sell their beans; I like a good dark roast (even though dark roast is rare anywhere outside of San Francisco in the US) and their dark roast (black magic) was pretty enjoyable. The people at the shop are super nice and let me try a few of the things they had brewed.
Downside: It isn't actually a coffee shop (no seating and they don't make coffee you can buy). I learned this the awkward way by going in. However they were super nice and let me taste what they hard brewed so I bought a pound to take home.
There you have it. My options on the ABQ coffee scene. Do you agree? Disagree? Have other places I should have included? Let me know in the comments section!