Thursday, September 16, 2021
A new study ranks Rhode Island in the nation’s top 10 coffee shops per capita.
Coffee is the lifeblood of many Rhode Islanders – and it shows the Zoma study.
Hawaii, a state that is a major producer of coffee beans, comes first. Alaska is ranked second and Oregon completes the top three
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The number of people per cafe in Hawaii is 2,559. Mississippi is the last in the United States at 9,320 per store.
The New England states are heavily caffeinated. The top ten are New Hampshire (5th), Vermont (6th), Maine (7th), Rhode Island (8th) and Massachusetts is 10th.
How they got the numbers:
The study used the Yelp API to gather data on the number of coffee shops in more than 10,000 cities and towns across the United States.
Once the data was acquired, cleaned and verified, it was crossed with the latest population figures for each town and town.
Comparing the number of people living in each location with the number of coffee shops would reveal where in America has the highest ratio of coffee shops per capita, making it “the most awake city in the United States.”