LiveWell Louisiana


A recent study ranks New Orleans in the top five cities for coffee cities.
June 1st, 2017 by: Misty Milioto

SmartAsset, a company that uses software and data to provide simple, easy-to-understand answers to complex financial questions, recently released a study that proves we love our cuppa Joe here in the Crescent City. Whether its pour overs or flat whites, we flock to our local coffee shops for our daily dose of java. The study found that New Orleans is home to the fourth most coffee manufacturers out of the 100 largest cities in its analysis, and the city ranks in the top 20 for its high number of coffee shops per 100,000 residents. New Orleans also has seven roasters local to the city, so getting fresh, flavorful coffee beans is as easy as pie.

Other key findings show that Seattle still ranks as No. 1 when it comes to coffee fanatics. Per the study, the Emerald City has the third-most coffee places per capita and 31 percent of its coffee shops have been rated a minimum of 4.5 stars by Yelp users. Coming in second is San Diego, followed by Honolulu, Portland and New Orleans. Rounding out the top 10 list are Austin, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Oakland; San Francisco; and Denver. “As New Orleanians, we are unique in many ways,” says Maria Muro, publisher of New Orleans Living. “When it comes to coffee, we like to mix in a bit of chicory for added flavor. But no matter how we take it, coffee is high on our list of priorities.”