Starbucks Reveals Cities' Favorite Drinks
Iced coffee oddly big in Boston; Seattle likes extra shot
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2014 5:08 PM CDT
Sandy Roberts, Starbucks strategy manager for global coffee engagement, pours samples of coffee, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – Perhaps it's no surprise that Seattle residents like a little extra caffeine—after all, they've been drinking Starbucks for a long time. Their interest in an extra shot of espresso is just one of the interesting findings in a company analysis of cities' favorite drinks, shared with Quartz. Overall, Americans tend to like the same stuff: Regular coffee is clearly the most popular drink. But various cities have preferences that stand out from the rest; they're more popular in one city than any other.

San Francisco loves its soy lattes; Portland is more into the eggnog latte; the tea latte prevails in Denver. Philadelphia prefers the company's blonde roast, whereas New York likes the medium roast and Minneapolis the dark. Head to San Antonio or Los Angeles, and Frappuccinos are a hit. No surprise that southern states generally prefer cold drinks, while northern ones often prefer hot—but why does Boston love iced coffee so much? And why are Georgia and Alabama such fans of hot coffee? For the full map, visit Quartz.

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swagv
Apr 6, 2014 8:46 PM CDT
Meanwhile, I'd rather drink water out of a Motel 6 ashtray than the coffee from Starbucks. Is that on the list?
homer1057
Apr 5, 2014 8:15 PM CDT
"IF" starsucks made a living by what people like me spent in their shops; they wouldn't even be able to pay attention! I "DON'T support these people due to the FACT that they think the 2nd ammendment is wrong and that people shouldn't have guns! I beleive they are out of their minds and they have no business taking a stand like that when it's our constitutional right to bare arms! NO S/B in my future! that's the same thing for anyone else who supports their ludicris opinion!
Scott603
Apr 5, 2014 5:39 PM CDT
If you go to any Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks in New Hampshire you'll see almost everyone getting iced coffee, even in the winter.