While coffee might hold beloved status throughout the U.S., not all places are created equal when it comes to finding a truly good cup. Here are most caffeinated places in America:
Americans love a good cup of joe. According to a 2013 online survey from the National Coffee Association, 83 percent of adults drink coffee. A different online questionnaire, this one from Zagat, found that close to half of the people surveyed get their caffeine jolt out and about, at either a national chain or a locally owned shop.
While coffee might hold beloved status throughout the U.S., not all places are created equal when it comes to finding a truly good cup. The data scientists at FindTheHome, a real estate intelligence site powered by Graphiq, used Yelp data to find the top 50 caffeine capitals in America. The ranking is based off each city's "Caffeine Score," which takes into account the total number of coffee and tea shops, the number of shops with at least a four-star rating (out of a possible five stars) and how the shops' Yelp ratings compare to the average rating of all restaurants in the city. The ranking only considers cities with at least 100,000 residents.
This list contains some of the usual suspects -- Seattle, where Starbucks got its start in 1971, makes it into the top 10 -- but the ranking does offer up some surprises. Who would guess that Bay Area cities San Francisco and Oakland, the birthplace of Blue Bottle Coffee, don't crack the top 20?