Attention all coffee lovers: National Coffee Day is approaching. It’s a special day for a special beverage, though many of us rely on coffee the other 364 days of the year, too. In the best coffee cities in America, getting the perfect cup of coffee is about as easy as walking out the front door.
Wallethub made a list of the best cities in the United States to grab a coffee. For the ranking, Wallethub compared the 100 largest cities across 12 metrics, including the average price of a pack of coffee and average price of a cappuccino, the share of adult coffee drinkers, the coffee shops per capita, and Google searches for the term “coffee.” Each metric was graded on a 100 point scale.
Top 10 best coffee cities in America in 2021
- Portland, OR
- San Francisco, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Orlando, FL
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Honolulu, HI
- Tampa, FL
- Miami, FL
- San Diego, CA
- Boston, MA
Some of the results are obvious (hello, Seattle). If you look at the some of the breakout categories, however, you might find some interesting tidbits. Kansas City, Missouri, for example, has the lowest average price for a pack of coffee, while Honolulu is tied with Columbus, Ohio, for the highest average price. Hialeah, Florida, has the cheapest cappuccino cost, while Honolulu once again comes out as the most expensive.
The top cities with the most coffee shops, coffee houses, and cafes are Orlando, Pittsburgh, Honolulu, Cincinnati, and Tampa. San Francisco, Seattle, Honolulu, Portland, and Los Angeles are the top five cities with the most affordable coffee in America.
In the end, whether you’re a fan of a light arabica coffee or a strong robusta (or if you’re in the know and prefer kapeng barako from the Philippines), you can’t go wrong in any of these cities.
For more coffee statistics and where your city lands on the list check, out Wallethub’s full ranking. And if you miss them, fear not. International Coffee Day is just around the corner on October 1.