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Washington state ranks second in coffee consumption

A new study has revealed Alaska followed by Washington are the most coffee obsessed states in the United States.

The study by coffee experts at Cafelista analyzed Bing Maps to establish how many coffee shops are in each US state. They analyzed a list of the biggest coffee shops in the US and then ranked states by amount of coffee stores per 100,000 population.

Coming in at number one for most coffee obsessed is Alaska, with 73.5 coffee shops per 100,000 residents. To put that into perspective, residents of Alaska have 89% more coffee shops to population than Vermont, which ranked tenth out of the most coffee obsessed states listed.

Number two on the list is Washington, with 57.3 coffee shops per 100,000 people. Washington’s favourite coffee shop is Starbucks, with a total of 746 stores in the state, followed by Seattle’s Best Coffee, Dutch Bro’s Coffee, 7-eleven and Gravity Coffee. Starbucks came out as the number one most populated coffee shop brand in 37 states.

In third place is Oregon, with 54.4 coffee shops per 100,000 residents. Oregan has more than double the amount of Starbucks than Dutch Bro’s Coffee shops in the state, which were the first and second most populated coffee shops in Oregan.

At number four is Montana with 49.2 coffee shops per 100,000 residents. Montana’s go to coffee shops are Starbucks, City Brew Coffee, Florence Coffee Company, Copper Mountain Coffee and McDonalds.

In fifth place is Wyoming, which has an average of 43.7 coffee shops per 100,000 people. The coffee stores that populate Wyoming the most consist of Starbucks, City Brew Coffee, Scooter’s Coffee, McDonald’s and Get Real Coffee.

Colorado followed closely behind for being the most obsessed with coffee in sixth place with 40.9 coffee shops per 100,000 residents.  The biggest coffee spots in Colorada are Starbucks, Ziggi’s Coffee, Dunkin’, Dutch Bros Coffee and Panera Bread. 

In seventh place is New Hampshire, with an average of 40.7 coffee shops 100,000 people.  New Hampshire’s top coffee shop is Dunkin’, the coffee shop brand appeared as the number one most populated in ten states.

Idaho is in eighth place for most coffee obsessed, with an average of 39.7 coffee shops 100,000 people. Just after that is Maine, with 39.1 coffee shops per 100,000 residents.

Finally, rounding off the list in tenth place is Vermont, with an average of 38.8 coffee shop stores per 100,000 people. Vermont’s top five coffee shops are Dunkin’, Starbucks, McDonalds, Nomad Coffee and Vivid Coffee Roasters.

At the other end of the scale, Hawaii, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, and West Virginia are the top five states with the least coffee shops per population. Hawaii’ has the fewest coffee shops on average, with 10.3 coffee shops per 100,000 residents.

A spokesperson for Cafelista commented: “US residents are one of the biggest coffee consumers in the world, with a large proportion its residents including the drink in their everyday lives. This research highlights and reflects which states have a vibrant coffee scene with numerous local coffee shops and a significant number of coffee enthusiasts.

Coffee doesn’t only provide a boost of energy, but it also serves as a catalyst for socializing and connecting with others. Whether it’s catching up with friends over a cup of coffee or going for a coffee run during work, coffee has the power to help bring people together.”

States with the most coffee shops per 100,000 population

Rank State Stores per 100k 
Alaska 73.5 
Washington 57.3 
Oregon 53.4 
Montana 49.2 
Wyoming 43.5 
Colorado 40.9 
New Hampshire 40.7 
Idaho 39.7 
Maine 39.1 
10 Vermont 38.8 
11 Rhode Island 37.7 
12 Massachusetts 37.5 
13 California 36.1 
14 North Dakota 35.7 
15 South Dakota 33.9 
16 Nevada 32.4 
17 Nebraska 32.1 
18 Connecticut 31.4 
19 New York 31.3 
20 Arizona 29.4 
21 Iowa 29.4 
22 New Jersey 29.4 
23 Minnesota 28.4 
24 New Mexico 27.8 
25 Illinois 27.3 
26 Delaware 27.3 
27 Kansas 27.2 
28 Wisconsin 26.2 
29 Michigan 25.8 
30 Pennsylvania 25.6 
31 North Carolina 25.0 
32 Virginia 24.4 
33 Missouri 24.3 
34 Tennessee 24.2 
35 Florida 23.9 
36 Ohio 23.4 
37 Oklahoma 23.3 
38 Maryland 22.6 
39 South Carolina 22.4 
40 Indiana 21.6 
41 Utah 21.4 
42 Louisiana 21.4 
43 Arkansas 21.0 
44 Texas 20.9 
45 Georgia 20.7 
46 West Virginia 20.3 
47 Alabama 18.2 
48 Kentucky 17.8 
49 Mississippi 15.4 
50 Hawaii 10.3 

SOURCE: https://cafelista.com/

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