These Are the Most Unusually Popular Drinks at Starbucks in US Cities

While every city loves plain coffee, some other preferences may surprise you
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Some cities really love unusual Starbucks drinks.

Have you ever walked into your local Starbucks, told the barista your order, and felt like everyone around you was staring?  It could be because you rattled it off like a rookie, but chances are, your drink of choice was unusual in that particular city.

Though seasonal drinks like the Pumpkin Spice Latte and Eggnog Latte have proven to be successful in Starbucks across the U.S., when it comes to an everyday drink of choice, each city typically favors coffee and plain lattes above all else.

Still, in attempt to find the most popular drinks at Starbucks, Quartz gathered data from Starbucks analysts featuring hundreds of millions of java transactions all throughout the U.S. Then, they created a map based off of all of the information and how it varied from city to city. Wondering which obscure Starbucks drinks are consumed by five of America’s most well-known cities?  And now, for the real question: What do these orders say about the residents? Or, what does your coffee order say about you?

Los Angeles

A Frappuccino.


A White Chocolate Mocha.


An iced caramel macchiato.


An eggnog latte. Interesting, right?

San Diego

A Green Tea Frappuccino.