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The Daily Beast has crunched some numbers and determined which U.S. cities have the most caffeine running through their veins. As you might have predicted, the Pacific Northwest is the jumpiest among us. Seattle comes in first with 35 coffee shops per 100,000 residents, followed by Portland with 28.
The District slips in at No. 11, with a seemingly minuscule 12 coffee shops per 100,000 residents.
Then again, we need to put this in context. Like in other areas, D.C. has historically been a segregated coffee town. Remember all the media hoopla when Big Chair Coffee N’ Grill opened earlier this year in Anacostia? I mean, seriously, we as a city should have been embarrassed that the opening of a coffee shop would merit such attention; it says as much about our neglect as it does our progress.
But I digress.
I think if Daily Beast had taken a Politico view of the District, we would rank right up there with our jittery brethren in Seattle. I seriously doubt that, when it comes right down to it, anyone in the nation gulps down more coffee than the hard-working wonks of our own Northwest.