2017 Best Cities for Coffee Lovers

September 29, 2017
Kerry Lengyel

Today is National Coffee Day, and we’ve got the inside scoop on where to get the best cup of joe — plus coffee statistics from around the country.

What’s the one thing on your mind when you wake up every morning? If you’re like the majority of Americans, it’s coffee, coffee, coffee.

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults drink coffee, averaging about 2.7 cups per day. But some areas of the country are more caffeinated — and a lot more serious about coffee — than others.

Wallethub, a website that offers free credit scores and reports, scored the 100 largest cities across 14 key indicators to find out which metropolises catered the most to coffee lovers.

Each city was scored on factors such as the number of coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita; the average price per pack of coffee; and the presence of coffee-centric events.

In honor of National Coffee Day, here are the top five best coffee cities in America. To see the full city rankings, click here.

5. Los Angeles, CA

Where to grab a cup of joe: Silver Lake Coffee Bar

This coffee bar — whose philosophy is that coffee should be “an approachable, accessible luxury” — reflects the spirit of its neighborhood with its casual, minimalistic design aesthetic.

4. New York, NY

Where to grab a cup of joe: Black Fox Coffee Co.

Established in 2016, this coffee company offers expertly crafted, delicious coffee by upholding three key values: quality, customer experience and consistency.

3. San Francisco, CA

Where to grab a cup of joe: Andytown Coffee Roasters

Known for its Snowy Plover — Pellegrino, espresso and brown sugar syrup over ice topped with homemade whipped cream — this café feels like your grandmother’s kitchen.

2. Portland, OR

Where to grab a cup of joe: Either/Or

Baristas serve up “intelligent” coffee at this modern shop. Customers can try a beverage flight, which includes a shot of espresso, a cappuccino or macchiato, and one small food item.

1. Seattle, WA

Where to grab a cup of joe: Craftworks Coffee Bar

With the aim of being “Seattle’s ultimate coffee bar,” this café offers a rotating menu of coffee from the finest Pacific Northwest micro-roasters.

Highest Percentage of Adult Coffee Drinkers

1. Newark, NJ

2. Jersey City, NJ

3. New York, NY

4. San Bernardino, CA

5. Oakland, CA

Most Coffee Shops, Coffee Houses and Cafes per Capita

T-1. New York, NY

T-1. San Francisco, CA

T-1. Seattle, WA

T-1. Portland, OR

5. Los Angeles, CA

Highest Average Spending on Coffee per Household

1. Fremont, CA

2. Irvine, CA

3. San Francisco, CA

4. Scottsdale, AZ

5. San Jose, CA

Most Coffee and Tea Manufacturers per Capita

T-1. Seattle, WA

T-1. Portland, OR

T-3. San Francisco, CA

T-3. Oakland, CA

T-3. Fremont, CA