The world drinks around 500 billion cups of coffee a year. That is a lot of coffee. With that much being consumed we should consume it to the fullest. And, by that I mean we should enjoy a cup of coffee in every town, city, state, province, or country we can. Here are some places you should look to when it comes to making the most of your coffee consumption. Here’s to 500 billion cups!

Chicago, Illinois

If you’re looking for a big city without the cost of, say, New York, then Chicago is the place for you. The Windy City is home to over five local coffee roasters as well as a handful of famous writers and poets (Adam Levin and Lindsay Hunter). And, as well all know, writers and poets thrive on coffee…and other vices.

(Image Source: Chicago Real Estate Daily | Condo at Riverbend high-rise  in Chicago to go on Market)


Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham sits just under two hours shy from Seattle. This means it gets that perpetual rain that Washington state is known for. Those constant drizzles are a great time to sit on a covered porch and partake in some of the best coffee in the United States.

(Image Source: AirBnB | Hobbit Hideaway on Creek AND Bay! in Bellingham)


Seattle, Washington

Seattle has roughly 2.5 coffee shops for every 1000 residents. And, there are over 640,000 residents. That means there are 1,600 coffee shops in 83 square miles of the Emerald City. You’re sure to find a great cup of coffee to enjoy while watching the rain fall over the Space Needle.

(Image Source: Flickr | Justin Kraemer Photography)



Josh is a freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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