Following the Boston Tea Party, coffee became a beverage in the United States many came to know and love, a drink that now, over the years, has only become more popularized. Starbucks's debut in 1971 only helped to explode the coffee phenomenon even further, allowing this drink of choice to become quickly available throughout the world. Coffee-lovers can rejoice, as New Orleans is named number 18 out of 100 cities in America for its coffee, following behind other top-tier coffee locations (number 1 is Seattle, if you were curious). So, New Orleans was deemed among the top 20 best coffee cities in America on the basis of a recent coffee study.
Finance website WalletHub conducted a study comparing 100 popular cities on all matters relating to coffee, basing their study in each city on factors such as the average price of coffee, spending on coffee per household, coffeemaker owners, affordable coffee shops per capita, and more. Through WalletHub's study, they also examined the weighted average of each city, regarding coffee purchases and the support of coffee establishments, in order to determine which city environments are most favorable for coffee enthusiasts.
According to another study performed by the National Coffee Association, an average coffee drinker consumes three cups of coffee daily, with 62 percent of Americans getting their dose of caffeine via coffee every day. What helped spark this fascination with coffee, interestingly enough, relates back to science: Coffee contains various health benefits, as long as you're not overdoing it. Scientific studies support that, at the right doses, caffeine from coffee can aid in one's longevity and wellness. This is great news, considering that coffee has become a staple for many households throughout our modern world.
So, wake up and smell the coffee. Grab whichever cup of java is to your liking, whether it's hot and with chicory or a cold brew, accompanied by beignets or spiked with booze. If you're looking to get an especially good cup of joe, our own city of New Orleans is a great place to start!