Most Popular Starbucks Drinks From Around the Country

Most Popular Starbucks Drinks from Around the Country

I was in Starbucks the other evening and the barista looked rather tired. I asked if he was feeling alright, and he said that he had been caught in a Frappuccino rush for the last hour and it was madness. It was an unusually cool April day in Los Angeles, but Frappuccinos never really go out of season here. In fact, Frappuccinos are one of the most ordered types of Starbucks drinks in Los Angeles in general.

The lovely map above (click to enlarge) shows the most popular Starbucks drinks from some major metropolitan areas across the country. The areas in blue all exhibit a distinct preference for cold beverages, whether blended or over ice, as they tend to have warm weather most of the year. The grey areas prefer hot drinks to cold ones. It’s interesting to see the trends, and I’d be even more interested to see more detailed maps with more specifics, too.

If you want to skip the map, check out this list of cities and the corresponding drinks below:

  • Seattle: Extra shot of espresso
  • San Francisco: Soy latte
  • Los Angeles: Frappuccino
  • San Diego: Green tea frappuccino (more popular in SD than anywhere else in the country)
  • Phoenix: Iced caramel macchiato
  • Denver: Tea latte
  • Minneapolis: Latte
  • Omaha: Mocha
  • San Antonio: Frappuccino
  • Memphis: White chocolate mocha
  • Chicago: Blonde roast
  • Philadelphia: Blonde roast
  • New York: Pike place
  • Boston: Iced coffee
  • Charlotte: Skinny latte
  • Tampa: Iced coffee