It’s National Coffee Day. Here Are The Best Coffee Cities In America


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Grace Carr Reporter
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Today is National Coffee Day in America. Here are some of the best and worst major cities for coffee drinkers, according to a report.

New York, followed by Seattle and then San Francisco, are the three best coffee cities in the nation, according to a Tuesday WalletHub report. New York has the most coffee shops per capita, with 17 times more per capita than Laredo, Texas.

Seattle is home to Starbucks‘ headquarters, which was founded in the Emerald City in 1971. There were 13,930 Starbucks shops in the U.S. in 2017, according to The Statistics Portal.

Portland, Oregon, ranks as the fourth best city, followed by Los Angeles and Washington, D.C at sixth.

WalletHub ranked Toledo, Ohio, last for its coffee accessibility and consumption, with Birmingham, Alabama, and Detroit as the second- and third-to-last, respectively.

Portland, Oregon has the most tea and coffee manufacturers per capita, with more than 41 times more per capita than San Bernardino and Riverside, California, according to the WalletHub report. Fremont, California, has the highest average annual spending on coffee per household at roughly $187. (RELATED: Downing Eight Cups Of Coffee A Day Could Actually Be Healthy Now)

Tulsa, Oklahoma, has the lowest average price for a pack of coffee at less than $4, while a pack of coffee in Honolulu, Hawaii, costs more than $8, WalletHub reported.

Roughly 64 percent of adult Americans age 18 and older drink coffee, according to a March Reuters poll. Younger drinkers are driving gourmet coffee consumption, according to the Daily Coffee News.

Source: WalletHub

The Philadelphia-based La Colombe Corsica blend ranked as the best tasting coffee, according to a Best Products July article. Philadelphia is the fourteenth best city for coffee, according to WalletHub’s report.

Valhalla Java Odinforce — based out of Saratoga Springs, New York — ranked second in taste, followed by California-based Peet’s Coffee Rip Bang.

WalletHub’s Tuesday report determined the best coffee cities in America by selecting the 100 most populated U.S. cities and compared 14 factors, including the average price per coffee pack, share of adult coffee drinkers, share of households owning coffee machines and coffee shops per capita.

Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity after oil, according to Forbes.

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