For their “Ten Best Cities for Coffee Snobs,” Redfin and Foursquare came up with the rankings equivalent of a robust espresso shot:
In case you want to move somewhere you can get a quick fix, we calculated the median home price in the ZIP code with the most independent cafes and, just for fun, translated that median home price into lattes (using $4 as the average latte price).
And so, an average home in the heart of #1 ranked Seattle’s indie coffee scene will set you back 120,000 lattes. Also, notice that on this list – bookended in the latte department by 202,500 (San Francisco) and 41,250 (Minneapolis-St. Paul) – the east coast is entirely absent. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and gentrification no doubt all have a lot to do with that.