Which Major Coffee Brand Is Tops In Pennsylvania
We investigate which major coffee brand is tops in Pennsylvania. It seems everywhere you look there is a Dunkin or Starbucks in your field of vision. You know the saying about spiders, it’s something like: at all times you’re within 6 feet of a spider. The same can almost be said for these 2 coffee connoisseurs. There is even an old Lewis Black joke about seeing two Starbucks directly across the street from each other. Starts at about the 1-minute mark.
PennStakes.com did some research to find out, of the two most well-known coffee establishments around, which do Pennsylvanians like more Dunkin’ or Starbucks? I prefer the artist formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts over Starbucks. Something about Starbucks coffee tastes burnt to me. It’s probably because I don’t actually like the taste of coffee and they’re using a stronger style of roasting than Dunkin‘. It’s also more of a no-frills, nuts-and-bolts coffee. Starbucks is working on whatever new trendy Unicorn Dragon Whisperer drink they can come up with. It might not always be perfect at Dunkin’, but at least it doesn’t taste burnt. My opinion doesn’t matter, let’s see what the numbers decide.
Penn Stakes used Google Trends, Starbmag, and Vinepair to find the number of Starbucks and Dunkin per 100,000 people. They also found the number of times people searched “Dunkin’ near me” or “Starbucks near me”. What they found was that there are more Dunkin spots in PA than Starbucks, but the searches leaned toward ‘Starbucks near me”. Overall the scores were weighted, and it seems like the go-to coffee for Pennsylvanians is Dunkin’.
This research in the study used the two big national chains you find throughout Pennsylvania, but I wonder how the score would change if you added in Pennsylvania staples Wawa and Sheetz? It would be very easy to see the divide between the two stores, as Eastern PA prefers Wawa and Western PA prefers Sheetz. That debate is a war that has been waging for years. Which Pennsylvania convenience store/gas station is your spot should be the next study that PennStakes.com does.