We love our coffee in Central New York, and, it appears we do Downstate as well. WalletHub has released its list of 2018's Best Coffee Cities in America, and New York City is #1.

A list of 14 key indicators (including coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita to average price per pack of coffee) was considered in compiling the list of the country's top 100 coffee cities. Most coffee shops, highest-rated coffee shops, and lowest costs were among the areas where the Big Apple excelled. Buffalo was the only other New York market to make the grade, coming in at #71 overall.

Some other interesting facts, according to the WalletHub study:

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma has the lowest average price for a pack of coffee, $3.38, which is 2.4 times lower than in Honolulu, the city with the highest at $8.16.
  • Fremont, California, has the highest average annual spending on coffee per household, $186.85, which is three times higher than in Cleveland, the city with the lowest at $63.06.
  • Gilbert, Arizona, has the highest share of households that own a single-cup/pod-brewing coffee maker, 24.50 percent, which is 2.7 times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest at 8.99 percent.
  • New York has the most coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés (per square root of population), 1.1791, which is 17.4 times more than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0678.
  • Portland, Oregon, has the most coffee and tea manufacturers (per square root of population), 0.0209, which is 41.8 times more than in Riverside and San Bernardino, California, the cities with the fewest at 0.0005.

National Coffee Day is September 29th. Where will you celebrate?


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