Where to find the cheapest cup of coffee in the U.S.

Where to find the cheapest cup of coffee in the U.S.

November 01 - 2023

Coffee Geography Magazine

The average price for any type of coffee at any available size in the U.S. is $2.51, according to a new study. Surprising, the only state where coffee grow, Hawaii has the most expensive average price of $3.76. The cheapest coffee state is however not a surprise, Alabama where one can grab a cup for $1.88 on average where many other food items are also cheapest.

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However, it may not be cheap for those who earn their salaries in Alabama due to low wage rates. The study, which analyzed more than 5,000 coffee menu prices across the U.S., found the average price of coffee in Kentucky for any type of drink — americano, latte, cappuccino, etc. — at any size is $2.25 which is one of the cheapest in the list. 

American spent $110 billion in 2022 on coffee according to NCA’s recent data release. The South and Midwest on average see lower coffee prices which is partly due to those regions having lower costs of rent for shop locations and labor. People in the South are not accustomed to pay $ 7 for a cup of coffee compared to othe areas of the country.

Scooter’s Coffee sell regular coffee for just $1 in Kentucky to keep customers happy despite the nationwide inflation rate which sparked a year ago. In Alabama, a Starbucks fix is cheaper here than almost anywhere else in the country that is because of cheap labor costs. It is also recorded that the U.S. has the world’s 16th most expensive Starbucks Tall Latte at $3.26. That’s nothing, however, to Switzerland, where a Tall Latte costs $7.17, the most expensive in the world. The Swiss also have the world’s most expensive Starbucks item of all, the Iced Caramel Macchiato at $9.31.