The Most Popular Cities for Coffee in America

Updated: Feb 3

When you think of coffee, you may think of your favorite roast, favorite flavor, or a bustling coffee shop. What comes to mind when you picture your favorite coffee city?


Flavor Waves set out on a search to uncover the top Cities for Coffee in the USA and found some very interesting research along the way! Have you ever wondered which city spends the most on coffee? Or which city has the most coffee shops? We've got your answers below.


Americans are Drinking More Coffee than Ever Before


Across the nation there is an exciting increase in coffee consumption. 60% of Americans had a cup of coffee in the past day. That is more than any other beverage and this includes tap water. (National Coffee Data Trends Report)


Americans are finally venturing out again! Out-of-home coffee consumption is up 16% and 71% of Americans are already visiting coffee shops or plan to in the next month. (NCA) This percentage is up almost 50% since January 2020.


The Top Cities in America for Coffee Lovers


You may ask what are the qualifications to make it as a "Top City" when it comes to coffee? That depends on the factors you consider to be most important. For example; Wallethub conducted a study that factored in 12 key categories when ranking the Best Coffee Cities in America. Those key factors are listed below:


Average Price per Pack of Coffee, Average Price of a Cappuccino, Average Spending on Coffee per Household, Share of Adult Coffee Drinkers, Share of Households that Own Coffee Makers, Affordable Coffee Shops and Coffee Houses & Cafés Rated 4.5+ Stars per Capita, Coffee Shops, Coffee Houses & Cafés per Capita, Coffee & Tea Manufacturers per Capita, Coffee Shops with Free Wi-Fi per Capita, Donut Shops per Capita, and Presence of Coffee-Centric Events.


ApartmentGuide conducted a similar study of the Top 10 Best Cities for Coffee in America. Their search was conducted based on the number of coffee-related establishments per number of residents, and by the number of coffee-related establishments per square mile.


We have listed the top 10 cities from both studies below!


These are the 10 Best Coffee Cities in America according to Wallethub


1. Portland, OR

2. San Francisco, CA

3. Seattle, WA

4. Orlando, FL

5. Pittsburgh, PA

6. Honolulu, HI

7. Tampa, FL

8. Miami, FL

9. San Diego, CA

10. Boston, MA


You can see how each city ranked on the map below!



These are the Top 10 Cities for Coffee Drinkers in America according to Apartment Guide


1. Berkeley, CA

2. San Francisco, CA

3. Pittsburgh, PA

4. Seattle, WA

5. Cambridge, MA

6. Portland, OR

7. Minneapolis, MN

8. Miami, FL

9. Vancouver, WA

10. Pasadena, CA


Highest Average Spending on Coffee Per Household


When it comes to spending the west coast takes the lead! Wallethub ranked these 5 as the cities that spend the most money on Coffee:


1. Fremont, CA

2. San Francisco, CA

3. San Jose, CA

4. Scottsdale, AZ

5. Washington, DC



A Nation of Coffee Drinkers


No matter how you determine which city is the best for coffee, we can agree on one thing -- we are a nation of coffee drinkers. It could be sipping cold brew in Seattle, or ordering a caramel macchiato in San Francisco, we are part of an amazing industry booming with growth. With so many coffee shops to visit across our nation, how will you choose which one to visit first?




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