Houston Named Worst Coffee City in the U.S., Real Estate Company Says
The real estate data firm Clever Real Estate released a list of the best and worst coffee cities in the U.S., with Houston coming last. The criteria included the number of coffee shops, roasteries, and donut shops per 100,000 residents, the price of a cappuccino, Yelp scores, and Google search data. The author, John-Henry Perera, has an ongoing antipathy towards “best-of” lists from real estate companies, marketing firms, gambling websites, and other businesses. Many of these lists are largely sourced from Google Trends, Yelp, and other places.
Houston ended up being a “bad” city for coffee after scoring poorly for coffee shops per capita (4.9 per 100,000 residents), donut shops per capita (0.8 per 100,000 residents), and average Yelp review score for coffee shops (4.24). This is a classic Houston problem for both suburbanites and city dwellers, as they have to drive to get anywhere in the city.
However, there is a coffee culture in Houston, and it can sometimes poke its head above the foam if you keep your eyes open. Luce Coffee Roasters hosted an international competition last year, showcasing some of the incredible talent in town. A handful of Australian-tinged places, such as Bluestone Lane and Citizens, have popped up inside the Loop in recent years. Le’Drip in Asiatown is doing some interesting things with Vietnamese coffee.
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Source: Coffee Talk