What would people do without coffee in their lives? Coffee is the fuel that helps humans wake up and get them through every single day.
Students rely on coffee when they have to pull three consecutive all-nighters during finals week. White-collar workers need coffee to keep them awake when they are stuck in the office evaluating excel sheets. Blue-collar workers count on coffee to get them up for the early morning jobs and to keep them going during long nighttime hours.
Luckily for everyone, there is an abundance of options when it comes to getting coffee. If you like creative concoctions like macchiatos, then Starbucks is for you. If a simple black coffee is more your cup of tea, than Dunkin’ Donuts is your best bet. If you support the mom and pop stores, then there are plenty of local shops specializing in coffee. Or, you could enjoy the brewing process so much that you want to make your own coffee, which is fine because there are plenty of coffee retail shops out there.
One thing is for certain, the coffee marketplace is saturated. You can walk through any city or town, and it seems as though there are at least a couple of coffee shops on every block. And, it always seems like there is a huge line at all these places, especially Starbucks!
If water is the most important beverage on Earth, then there is no doubt that coffee is number two; people use it as a crutch everyday.
In this spirit, LendEDU has created a list of the 500 cities and towns in the United States that have the most coffee shops per person.
LendEDU’s “Best Cities for Coffee Lovers” list ranks the 500 best cities in the U.S. for coffee lovers. After looking at more than 5,000 towns and cities throughout the U.S., LendEDU was able to narrow the list down to 500. Any cities that had a population below 10,000 or less than five coffee shops were not analyzed.
To create the rankings, LendEDU took the exact number of coffee shops in a given town and divided that number by the respective town’s population. The resulting number was LendEDU’s Coffee Indicator, which represents the amount of coffee shops per person in a town. A higher Coffee Indicator score meant a better ranking and vice-versa.
The cities that you will find below are the 500 best in the U.S. for coffee lovers. In these cities, you will find the most options to quench your thirst for coffee without having to run into a big line during your morning commute!
500 Best Cities for Coffee Lovers
To compile these rankings, LendEDU has licensed all data from Onboard Informatics, a data company. To develop the most accurate rankings, more than 5,000 towns and cities throughout the United States were looked at. To narrow down the list, any town or city that had a population below 10,000 or less than five coffee shops was immediately eliminated and not analyzed further. For the remaining towns and cities, LendEDU was able to find the exact amount of coffee establishments in every single town and city. Coffee establishments that counted towards the final tally included coffee and tea shops, coffee and tea wholesalers, and regular coffee shops. Once the total count for each town and city was found, that number was divided by the respective town or city’s population. The resulting number was multiplied by 100,000 to normalize the results. The final number was LendEDU’s Coffee Indicator, which was representative of the amount of coffee shops per person in a given town. The higher the Coffee Indicator score, the better the ranking and vice versa.