Top Coffee Loving Cities

September 26, 2018

As summer turns into fall, there’s nothing like a warm cup of joe to stave off that crisp fall air. Fall flavors seem to pair especially well with coffee, too. (Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?) Because location intelligence is at the center of everything we do here at Gravy, we wanted to see which US cities consume the most coffee per capita. We used pseudonymous mobile location signals from November 2017 to April 2018 to find out.

And while we were at it, we decided to mention the top coffee house in each city. Since mainstays like Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee reign supreme in cities everywhere, we chose to highlight the top local favorite in (almost) every market.

Grab a fresh mug and see if your city made the list.

Top Coffee Loving Cities
15. San Antonio, Texas

Merit Coffee is a San Antonio chain committed to serving ethically-sourced coffee from around the world. All of their coffee is roasted in San Antonio in small batches.

14. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Capriccio at Cafe Cret is one of Philadelphia’s longest-standing, locally-owned coffeehouses.

13. Indianapolis, Indiana

Georgia Street Grind Coffee is one of Indianapolis’ newest and most popular coffee shops. It boasts a fierce following of local coffee aficionados who can’t stop raving about how good the coffee is!

12. Los Angeles, California

G&B Coffee is an award winning coffeehouse in Los Angeles. Having earned a spot in the Top 5 Coffeehouses in the World, this local hangout is here to stay.

11. Charlotte, North Carolina

Local chain Not Just Coffee has been a popular Charlotte hangout since 2011. Owners Miracle and James Yoder take pride in their sustainable and locally-driven business: they source their dairy products and coffee from two different local companies!

10. Phoenix, Arizona

Cartel Coffee Lab was founded in 2008 by two coffee lovers with the simple mission of bringing good, quality coffee to the Arizona desert.

9. San Jose, California

Caffe Frascati aims to bring the heart of Italy to downtown San Jose, California. They even claim to have the best cappuccino outside of Rome! This Italian-inspired cafe has open mic nights and live music several nights each week.

8. Las Vegas, Nevada

Vesta Coffee Roasters is a small, locally-owned coffee shop in the center of Las Vegas. The company is committed to making sure that their coffee doesn’t just taste good – it’s good for the earth, too.

7. Boston, Massachusetts

Caffe Nero is an European coffee chain with over 800 locations across Europe and 23 US locations. They’re so committed to their coffee craft that they built their own roastery and barista school to better manage the quality of their coffee.

6. Austin, Texas

Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge is a local, quintessentially Austin chain. Committed to their Texas roots, they source their coffee beans from a roastery in Houston.

5. Washington D.C.

Compass Coffee is the brainchild of two Marines who founded the coffeehouse when they got out of the service. They’re dedicated to providing fresh, flavorful coffee to customers in the nation’s capital!

4. Denver, Colorado

Founded by a pair of Russian immigrants, Dazbog Coffee is now an integral part of Denver’s coffee scene.

3. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Peace Coffee, a brainchild of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, committed to buying their coffee straight from the source – the farmers – at the start.

2. Seattle, Washington

Surprisingly, the hometown of the most famous coffeehouse chain in the world didn’t quite top our list. Starbucks has catered to Seattle’s coffee-loving community for over 40 years.

1. Portland, Oregon

Peet’s Coffee and Tea is one of the most popular places to grab a cup of joe in our top coffee lovin’ city, Portland. Peets’ biggest fans are affectionately known as “Peetniks.”

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