Seattle and Portland have been known to be home to some of America’s best coffee roasters and cafes, but Los Angeles has slowly crept its way into the conversation in recent years. But how exactly did the city put itself on the map? To discover more about LA’s emerging coffee culture, VICE’s MUNCHIES series headed to the city of angels to get an inside look at the production of everyone’s favorite caffeinated drink. They also visited the city’s best cafes, while learning how to make the ultimate brew on the way. Let us know if they missed out on any spots in the comments below.