Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day. Coffee is such a mainstay of American life that it has spawned a number of multi-billion dollar businesses. We buy ground coffee, instant coffee and coffee beans. We buy coffee machines (some of which cost hundreds of dollars), to drink coffee at home. We go to tens of thousands of cafes. Starbuck’s revenue reached $ 7.5 billion last quarter. Even McDonald’s makes specialty coffees.
Another aspect of coffee culture in the United States is the science of how coffee affects the human body. There are no consistent answers. In a recent study, Frank Hu, chair of the nutrition department at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, wrote:
âThe overall evidence has been quite convincing that coffee has been more healthy than harmful in terms of health outcomes. For most people, moderate coffee consumption can be part of a healthy diet.
But what is moderate consumption? The Harvard study says 2 to 5 cups a day. And the advantages? The study indicated, among other things, lower heart disease, liver cancer and depression.
A Mayo Clinic study warned of the dangers of drinking coffee. He noted risks of high blood pressure and increased cholesterol levels.
The rates at which Americans consume coffee vary across the country. Coffee shops have become ubiquitous in American cities. Starbucks helped kickstart coffee culture in the mid-90s, paving the way for thousands of independent, caffeine-powered operations across the country. Despite a downward trend in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the size of the coffee market has grown in most years since 2010 and is expected to increase in the years to come.
To determine the best U.S. city for coffee drinkers, 24/7 Tempo examined the results of a study by financial advisory site WalletHub, assessing the coffee scene in the nation’s 100 most populous cities by 12 relevant metrics. Parameters included the average cost of a cappuccino, the share of households with a coffee maker and the number of coffee shops, cafes and cafes per capita, as well as the number of affordable places in the same categories.
The list of cities we looked at reflects not only the vibrancy and affordability of coffee cultivation in various locations, but also the proportion of home brewers in the region. While Seattle scores high (# 3), another city in the Pacific Northwest takes the top spot – Portland, Oregon. Proving that coffee thrives in both sunny and rainy climates, California leads the list overall with eight starters, and Florida comes next with three.
Portland is the best coffee city with an overall score of 64.3
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