Coffee. Whether you enjoy it black, with milk, half-and-half, in a mug, or topped with whipped crème and cinnamon, no doubt coffee is a popular beverage. But where are the best coffee cities in the country to sip a cup?
Luckily, the website WalletHub has released its report on 2018’s Best Coffee Cities in America along with its list of top coffee deals and discounts offered by retailers during the holiday.
To determine the best local coffee scenes in America, the website compared the 100 largest cities across 14 key indicators of a strong coffee culture. The data set ranges from coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita to average price per pack of coffee.
Did your city make the grade?
Top 20 Cities for Coffee Lovers
1 New York, NY 11 Denver, CO
2 Seattle, WA 12 Las Vegas, NV
3 San Francisco, CA 13 Minneapolis, MN
4 Portland, OR 14 Philadelphia, PA
5 Los Angeles, CA 15 Orlando, FL
6 Washington, DC 16 Atlanta, GA
7 Chicago, IL 17 Austin, TX
8 Miami, FL 18 Pittsburgh, PA
9 Boston, MA 19 Oakland, CA
10 San Diego, CA 20 Fremont, CA
Best vs. Worst
- Tulsa, Oklahoma, has the lowest average price for a pack of coffee, $3.38, which is 2.4 times lower than in Honolulu, the city with the highest at $8.16.
- Fremont, California, has the highest average annual spending on coffee per household, $186.85, which is three times higher than in Cleveland, the city with the lowest at $63.06.
- Gilbert, Arizona, has the highest share of households that own a single-cup/pod-brewing coffee maker, 24.50 percent, which is 2.7 times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest at 8.99 percent.
- New York has the most coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés (per square root of population), 1.1791, which is 17.4 times more than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0678.
- Portland, Oregon, has the most coffee and tea manufacturers (per square root of population), 0.0209, which is 41.8 times more than in Riverside and San Bernardino, California, the cities with the fewest at 0.0005.
However you prefer your coffee, it’s safe to say that you can enjoy it just about anywhere and, in any city, or neighborhood around the country. True, there may be better places where you can get a better deal on your latte, or Frappuccino, but that’s up to you if you want to pursue a cup there.
To view the full report and your city’s rank, click here.