Drink Up for National Coffee Day

It’s the day coffee lovers everywhere look forward to, Thursday, September 29th is National Coffee Day.  Many restaurants and coffee shops will have specials to celebrate the noble coffee bean.  But where are the best cities for coffee?  You might be tempted to shout out “Seattle!”, but are we number one?  The personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2016’s Best Cities for Coffee Lovers. To determine the best cities for partaking in America’s coffee culture, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 100 largest cities across 12 key metrics, ranging from “number of coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita” to “average price of a coffee pack.”  Here’s the full report.

Top 20 Cities for Coffee Lovers
1 Portland, OR 11 Oakland, CA
2 Seattle, WA 12 St. Louis, MO
3 Minneapolis, MN 13 Tampa, FL
4 Pittsburgh, PA 14 Atlanta, GA
5 Orlando, FL 15 Boise, ID
6 San Francisco, CA 16 Anchorage, AK
7 New Orleans, LA 17 Denver, CO
8 Madison, WI 18 Reno, NV
9 Cincinnati, OH 19 Honolulu, HI
10 Scottsdale, AZ 20 Miami, FL

Best vs. Worst

  • Louisville, Ky., average price for a cappuccino, $2.83, which is 1.7 times lower than in Honolulu, the city with the highest, $4.69.
  • Hialeah, Fla., has the lowest average price per pack of coffee, $3.47, which is 2.2 times lower than in Honolulu, the city with the highest, $7.56.
  • Portland, Ore., has the most coffee shops, coffeehouses and cafés per 100,000 residents, 101.71, which is 32.5 times higher than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the fewest, 3.13.
  • Portland, Ore., has the most coffee and tea manufacturers per 100,000 residents, which is 38 times higher than in Riverside and San Bernardino, Calif., the cities with the fewest.
  • Orlando, Fla., has the most donut shops per 100,000 residents, 18.46, which is 18 times higher than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the fewest, 1.00.