The Most Popular Starbucks Drinks in the United States May Surprise You


Starbucks analysts crunched the chain’s millions of transactions across the US to find which drinks are the most popular by volume sold. Quartz reports that the “country can be divided along the cold-hot axis,” as Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Southern California order more iced coffee than hot coffee. Makes sense. Although, it’s worth it to note that states where it broils in the summer — Louisiana, Alabama, Virginia, Mississippi, etc. — don’t have a preference for coffee on the rocks.


They also determined that Starbucks patrons in Seattle — the location of the coffee behemoth’s first ever store — are more likely than other cities to add an extra espresso shot to their coffee. Along with residents in San Antonio, Texas, Los Angelenos drink the most frappuccinos, while those in San Diego have a peculiar taste for green tea frapps.

Other cities are just as specific, with Portland, Oregon consuming the most eggnog lattes and white chocolate mochas winning over Memphis, Tennessee. Click the image above for a closer look.

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

  • emi

    came to find most popular starbucks drink in US, saw a couple popular drinks in certain regions. Okay???

  • Anonymous

    Eggnog lattes are unexpectedly bad; I like eggnog and I like lattes, but they don’t really mix. Back when I was commuting into the city, the “coffee with an extra shot of espresso” depth charge was a good way to start the morning, especially during winter rains.

    And the most popular coffee drink in San Francisco is “we’re too indy to drink Starbucks”; it’s split between the traditional Peet’s fans (which started out in Berkeley) and the newer third-wave artisans like Ritual and Barefoot.