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Chicago is America's Most Caffeinated City

We were a bit surprised to hear that Chicago is the USA’s most Caffeinated City. Quite the award, but then again it’s not all that shocking when you consider you can’t throw a stone  within the city center without hitting a Starbucks… or Potbelly’s… or Goddess & Grocer (yum!)… or Au Bon Pain… Metropolis.  We all love our Intelligentsia too, you get the point.  This all according to a recent survey from the website Bundle.  You would think the title would go to Seattle, New York City or San Francisco.  Heck, even Los Angeles and Portland drink a lot of coffee to think of it.  But fortunately (or unfortunately if you’re not sure whether coffee is actually good for you or not), Chicago comes out as the top city for coffee consumption.  Hmm- maybe a Chicago Coffee Tour is in order!

Here are some of the stats on the coffee drinking habits of Chicagoans:

Residents spending on coffee: 2.94 times the national average

Number of Starbucks per 10,000 people in Illinois:
0.323

Let’s end with our favorite Coffee Quotes:

I don’t have a problem with caffeine.  I have a problem without caffeine!
-Author Unknown

 

A morning without coffee is like sleep.
-Author Unknown

Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, ‘Jesus! This cup is expensive!’
-Conan O’Brien

Chicago Food Planet offers a variety of awesome walking food tours in Chicago

Explore historic Mom & Pop specialty food shops and indulge in classic Chicago tastes in Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods [Seasonal]

Tour Length3 hours
Cost$60 Adult | $72 Adult VIP | $35 Youth
Tour Distance1.3 Miles
NeighborhoodsGold Coast & Old Town

Savor Chinatown with a full immersion into the culinary & ethnic pageantry at five authentic, mouthwatering sit-down restaurants [Seasonal]

Tour Length3 hours
Cost$75 Adult | $90 Adult VIP | $40 Youth
Tour Distance1.3 Miles
NeighborhoodsChinatown
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