BOSTON — Nearly two-thirds (64%) of U.S. consumers drink at least one cup of coffee every day, a 2% increase from 2017, according to the National Coffee Association. With National Coffee Day approaching, GasBuddy has compiled its annual convenience-store coffee ratings, highlighting the top c-store coffee in each state, offering those consumers a glimpse at the hottest spots to snag their cup of joe.
For the third consecutive year, Texas-based Buc-ee’s leads the overall rankings with the highest rated gas station java in the nation.
- Click here to read GasBuddy’s 2018 c-store coffee ratings by state.
“Gas station convenience store brands across the country have been quick to include offerings that are competitive with national coffee brands, including sourcing premium coffee beans and making handcrafted espresso beverages,” said Frank Beard, convenience store and retail trends analyst for GasBuddy. “Given the recent surge in on-demand, convenience-driven retail, it’s clear that the one-stop-shop for gas and a fresh cup of coffee is appealing to American drivers.”
Boston-based GasBuddy surveyed more than 2 million users who visited more than 150,000 gas stations for this year’s ratings.
Here are the 2019 c-store coffee ratings by state …
There was a five-way tie for third place: Kwik Trip, La Crosse, Wis.; Chevron, San Ramon, Calif; Sheetz, Altoona, Pa.; Casey’s General Stores, Ankeny, Iowa; and Maverik, Salt Lake City, all won in three states.
Kwik Trip garnered the top coffee rating in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin; Chevron won in Alaska, New Mexico and Oregon; Sheetz took top honors in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia; Casey’s won in Indiana, Nebraska and South Dakota; and Maverik had the top-rated coffee in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
Fourteen c-store chains had the top-rated coffee in one state:
- Brentwood, Tenn.-based MAPCO Express won in Alabama.
- Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven won in California.
- White Plains, N.Y.-based Texaco—sister brand of Chevron—won in Hawaii.
- Rockford, Ill.-based Kelley’s Market won in Illinois.
- Louisville, Ky.-based Thorntons won in Kentucky.
- Atlanta-based RaceTrac won in Louisiana.
- Laval, Quebec-based Circle K won in Mississippi.
- Butte, Mon.-based Town Pump won in Montana.
- Tesoro, a division of Findlay, Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum, won in North Dakota.
- Arco, a division of BP America Inc., La Palma, Calif., won in Nevada.
- Powell, Tenn.-based Weigel’s won in Tennessee.
- Lake Jackson, Texas-based Buc-ee’s won in Texas.
- Irving, Texas-based Mobil won in Washington.
- Irving, Texas-based ExxonMobil won in the District of Columbia.