Everyone knows that America doesn’t run on patriotism and hard work—it runs on caffeine. When Starbucks baristas spell your name wrong, it’s a harbinger of bad luck for the rest of your day; if your hands and mouth don’t suffer from spilled-coffee burns on a weekly basis, you’re not doing it right.
It seems like wherever you go around the country, one thing is for certain: you’ll undoubtedly be able to get your fix and be on your way. In fact, according to the National Coffee Association’s 2013 online survey, 83 percent of U.S. adults drink coffee, averaging three cups a day per person.
But, of course, some cities are much more wired than others. Out of many buzzing contenders, FindTheHome collaborated with FindTheCompany to identify the neighborhoods in Washington D.C. with the most coffee shops per capita. The competition was intense, but only one neighborhood was crowned the beating heart that keeps the American dream … awake.
5. Howard University – 16.3 cafes per 10k people
4. U Street – Cardozo – 17.0 cafes per 10k people
3. Georgetown – 20.1 cafes per 10k people
2. Dupont Circle – 55.8 cafes per 10k people
1. Downtown – Penn Quarter – Chinatown – 98.9 cafes per 10k people