Atlanta finished at No. 10, with a score of 59.85. Atlanta was:
- 40th – Avgerage price of a cappuccino
- 16th – Average spending on coffee per household
- 47th – Percent of adults who reported drinking “ready-to-drink” coffee in the past six months
- 11th – Coffee shops, coffee Houses & cafés per capita
- 54th – Coffee & tea manufacturers per capita
“I do not think America’s penchant for coffee is going to change,” said Sheri Lokken Worthy, head of the Department of Financial Planning, Housing & Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “However, due to the pandemic, many have shifted from away-from-home coffee consumption to at-home consumption. This will probably continue in the near future.”
Many people are still indulging in that $5 cup of liquid energy, however.
"One of the reasons people may overspend on coffee is convenience, Worthy said. "If the coffee shop is located on your way, who can resist that intoxicating smell? For others, that special cup of coffee may be one small treat they allow themselves to help make it through the morning.
Worthy added it’s OK to indulge ourselves from time to time, “but we need to be cognizant of how much they add up over time. Consider not stopping for coffee every morning.”