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This Is the Most Caffeinated City in the U.S., New Study Says

If you've got a serious java jones, set your sights on this U.S. city.

If you feel like your day hasn't officially started until you've had your first cup of coffee, you're far from alone. According to a 2020 study published by the National Coffee Association, 70% of people in the U.S. drink coffee every week and 62% drink it every day.

When it comes to finding a great cup of coffee on the go, however, certain areas of the U.S. may have better luck than others. A new study from Zoma Sleep reveals the most coffee-loving city in the U.S.—read on to find out how strong your city's caffeine craving really is. And for more insight into your local retail landscape, check out these 6 Grocery Chains That Are Downsizing Right Now.

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Sacramento, California

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Residents per coffee shop: 3,330

One of four California cities to make Zoma Sleep's list of Most Awake Cities in the U.S., Sacramento is home to one coffee shop per 3,330 residents. According to a 2021 study from WalletHub, it's the 25th best city for coffee lovers in the whole of the U.S.

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San Diego, California

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Residents per coffee shop: 3,113

Where can you find a great cup of coffee in San Diego? Practically anywhere, as the city boasts one coffee shop per 3,113 residents. In fact, WalletHub dubbed it the ninth best city for coffee fans in the country.

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Oakland, California

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Residents per coffee shop: 2,759

Oakland is not only home to one coffee shop per 2,759 residents, but it's also the birthplace of eco-friendly Oakland Coffee Works, founded by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool of Green Day.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Residents per coffee shop: 2,704

Sin City residents require plenty of caffeine to keep them alert for all the late-night fun this Nevada city has to offer. The city has one coffee shop per 2,704 residents and is the home base for popular chain Bad Owl Coffee Roasters.

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Tampa, Florida

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Residents per coffee shop: 2,699

Tampa residents must seriously love their coffee—after all, there's a coffee shop for every 2,699 residents in the Florida city. According to WalletHub's data, it's also the seventh best destination for coffee lovers in the U.S.!

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Atlanta, Georgia

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Residents per coffee shop: 2,684

You won't have to look far to find a great cup of coffee in Atlanta. The Georgia city has a coffee shop for every 2,684 residents.

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Anchorage, Alaska

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Residents per coffee shop: 2,658

What better way to warm up on a chilly day in Anchorage than with a piping hot cup of coffee? The Alaska city not only has a coffee shop for every 2,658 residents, it's also the birthplace of the Kaladi Brothers Coffee chain, which now has 17 locations in Alaska and Washington State.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Residents per coffee shop: 2,579

The Big Easy certainly enjoys its caffeinated beverages. The city has one coffee shop per 2,579 residents and is the birthplace of popular coffee chain PJ's Coffee of New Orleans, which now has locations in 14 states.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Residents per coffee shop: 2,338

Move over, Seattle: Pittsburgh has emerged as a hub for coffee commerce in recent years. The Pennsylvania city is now home to numerous roasting companies, like KLVN, Coffee Tree Roasters, and Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange.

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Miami, Florida

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Residents per coffee shop: 2,323

Whether you love lattes or crave café Cubano, you'll have no trouble finding your drink of choice in the Magic City, with one coffee shop per 2,323 residents.

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Orlando, Florida

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Residents per coffee shop: 1,996

Disney World's home base certainly keeps its residents caffeinated! The city has one coffee shop per 1,996 residents, according to Zoma Sleep's research.

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Seattle, Washington

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Residents per coffee shop: 1,924

Is it any surprise that Starbucks' birthplace has become such a haven for coffee lovers? The Washington city has 400 coffee shops serving its population of 769,714.

For more on the beloved coffee chain, This State Is the Most Obsessed With Starbucks, Data Reveals.

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Honolulu, Hawaii

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Residents per coffee shop: 1,836

Hawaii's capital city definitely enjoys a cup of coffee—or two, or three—from time to time. The city's 341,555 residents are served by a total of 186 coffee shops.

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Portland, Oregon

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Residents per coffee shop: 1,785

Seattle isn't the only city in the Pacific Northwest that's got a serious coffee jones. Portland is home to 368 coffee shops serving its population of 656,751. The city is also the birthplace of beloved coffee company Stumptown Coffee Roasters, which opened its flagship location in Portland in 1999.

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San Francisco, California

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Residents per coffee shop: 1,641

The Bay Area's tech boom is definitely being fueled by caffeine. Zoma Sleep found that San Francisco had one coffee shop for every 1,641 residents, with 528 coffeehouses keeping the city's 866,606 residents caffeinated.

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Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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