Coffee is one of the most popular drinks globally. It’s part of so many people’s morning routines and afternoon pick-me-ups. Whether you like it iced, hot, black, with cream and sugar — and the list goes on — the possibilities are endless. 

So when we heard International Coffee Day was approaching (October 1st), we knew we had to share the best cities in America for coffee. 

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WalletHub recently released its report on 2022’s Best Coffee Cities in America and the top cities may surprise you. 

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How the top cities were determined

The personal finance website, known for its studies, compared 100 of the largest cities in the U.S. on 12 key indicators that make up a strong coffee culture. 

Some of the indicators include the average price per pack of coffee, the average price of a cappuccino, and coffee shops with free wi-fi per capita.

When it comes to the cost of coffee, Miami and Hialeah, Florida have the lowest average cost for a pack of java. The average cost, $3.41, is 2.4 times lower than Honolulu, which has the highest average cost at $8.11. 

Residents in Fremont, California have the highest average annual spending on coffee per household. Families in Fremont spend an average of $229.62 on coffee per year while residents in Hialeah, Florida spend an average of $65.06.

The top 20 cities in America for coffee lovers

  1. San Francisco, California
  2. Seattle, Washington
  3. Orlando, Florida
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Portland, Oregon
  6. Tampa, Florida
  7. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  8. Miami, Florida
  9. Sacramento, California
  10. Denver, Colorado
  11. New Orleans, Louisiana
  12. Boston, Massachusetts 
  13. San Diego, California
  14. Long Beach, California
  15. Chicago, Illinois
  16. Los Angeles, California
  17. Cincinnati, Ohio
  18. Atlanta, Georgia
  19. Washington, D.C.
  20. Austin, Texas

We did notice that New York City didn’t make the top 20, which surprised us. Were you surprised by the cities that made the top 20 list?

Read the full report here.

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