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The Best Gas Station Coffee in Every State


Texas-based Buc-ee’s Has Nothing to be ‘Despresso’ About,
Ranked Best Gas Station Coffee in the Nation

In honor of National Coffee Day on Sept 29, GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, today reveals which gas station brands have the highest-rated coffee in each state, making them the best bet when you need a pick-me-up while on the road.

According to the recent GasBuddy footfall report, more than half (56 percent) of Americans who have visited a convenience store in the past three months feel that the convenience stores make coffee drinks as good as coffeehouses.

“Americans love coffee! Our consumption has increased over the years with premium and gourmet coffees serving as the catalyst,” said Frank Beard, convenience store and retail trends analyst at GasBuddy. “It is evident that gas station convenience stores are taking market share from QSRs and cafes by creating a true coffee experience.”

GasBuddy data scientists reviewed nearly 2 million user reviews covering more than 140,000 retail locations where gasoline is sold, and found that 51 percent of GasBuddies gave positive ratings in the coffee category. Buc-ee’s captured the highest ratings in the nation as being the best gas station c-store for a ‘cup of Joe’. On the state level, Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip captured the top spot in seven states; Wawa came in second with six states, followed by Framingham, Mass.-based Cumberland Farms with five states in the Northeast.

According to Technomic, the hot beverages category is responsible for $61.5 billion in sales at convenience stores, 11 percent of the overall pie. It is projected that total hot-beverage sales will continue to increase (2.8 percent) through 2018.

Consumers can review the c-store and their coffee directly on the free GasBuddy app.


Alabama: MAPCO
Alaska: Holiday
Arkansas: Casey’s
Arizona: QuikTrip
California: 7-Eleven
Colorado: Kum & Go
Connecticut: Cumberland Farms
DC: Shell
Delaware: Wawa
Florida: Wawa
Georgia: QuikTrip
Hawaii: Chevron
Idaho: Conoco
Illinois: Kelley’s Market
Indiana: Pilot
Iowa: Casey’s
Kansas: QuikTrip
Kentucky: Thorntons
Louisiana: RaceTrac
Maine: Irving
Maryland: Wawa
Massachusetts: Cumberland Farms
Michigan: Holiday
Minnesota: Kwik Trip
Mississippi: Circle K
Missouri: QuikTrip
Montana: Town Pump
North Carolina: QuikTrip
North Dakota: Casey’s
Nebraska: Kum & Go
New Hampshire: Cumberland Farms
New Jersey: Wawa
New Mexico: Chevron
Nevada: Maverik
New York: Cumberland Farms
Ohio: Sheetz
Oklahoma: QuikTrip
Oregon: Chevron
Pennsylvania: Wawa
Rhode Island: Cumberland Farms
South Carolina: QuikTrip
South Dakota: Casey’s
Tennessee: Speedway
Texas: Buc-ee’s
Utah: Maverik
Virginia: Wawa
Vermont: Irving
Washington: Mobil
Wisconsin: Kwik Trip
West Virginia: Sheetz
Wyoming: Maverik