Ranking American cities by coffee quality.

Sunday is International Coffee Day and in honor of the occasion, WalletHub set out to determine which are the best cities for all those coffee lovers, looking at 100 of the biggest cities in the U.S. and judging them on 14 different factors including coffee prices, the number of highly rated affordable coffee shops, the number of “coffee lovers” meet-ups, coffee-centric events and more. 

And after all of that, which city topped the list? Well, not surprising, Seattle, home of Starbucks, is the top city for coffee fanatics, earning a 69.44 out of 100, followed by last year’s winner, New York (which had dethroned Seattle) in second, which actually has the most coffee shops and cafes per capita.

Top Ten Best Coffee Cities In America

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. New York, NY
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Portland, OR
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Washington, DC
  8. Miami, FL
  9. San Diego, CA
  10. Boston, MA

Click hereto see the entire list. The closest city to Columbia is Charlotte at 54 but Atlanta did come in 12th.

Other results from the survey:

  • In Aurora, Colorado you’ll find the lowest price for a cappuccino, while the highest can be found in Honolulu, Hawaii and Gilbert, Arizona
  • Houston, Texas has the lowest price for a pack of coffee, while Honolulu and Columbus, Ohio have the highest.
  • Folks in Freemont and San Francisco, California spend the most on coffee per household, while those in Cleveland, Ohio spend the least.
  • Hialeah, Florida, has the highest percentage of adult coffee drinkers, while Fort Wayne, Indiana has the smallest.

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