When most people think of coffee and caffeine, they think of none other than Seattle, home of Starbucks. But the most caffeinated city in the United States actually resides in the Midwest. Chicago, thanks in part to their high consumption of chocolate, cola, energy drinks, and coffee, are officially the most "wired" American city. Not surprisingly, Chicagoans are also likely to say that caffeine is good for you.
Rounding out the top five most caffeinated cities were Tampa, Miami, Phoenix and Atlanta. The least caffeinated cities include San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York, Detroit and Baltimore.
The survey was commissioned by HealthSaver, which looked at the consumption of coffee, tea, chocolate, sodas, energy drinks and caffeine pills in 20 major cities in the United States. 2,000 people were included in the survey.
And although Seattle did not make it in the top five for the U.S.'s most caffeinated cities, they did however nab the top spot in just caffeinated coffee consumption. Nearly 60% of Seattle residents said that coffee would be the most difficult caffeine product to give up.
Those in New York and San Francisco were amongst those most likely to say that caffeine is bad for you. 70% of those polled said they were not addicted to caffeine. Half of all those polled said they drank coffee every day, and 21% drank caffeinated cola every day.
The survey also found that the older the age group, the more likely they were to say that coffee would be the most difficult caffeinated product to give up.