Sept. 29 was International Coffee Day, if you missed it, and we are a country of coffee lovers, the beach being no exception.
The coffee industry in the United States is currently valued at $48 billion, according to WalletHub. And according to its data, the top cities for coffee lovers in the U.S. are Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Denver, Boston, and Washington D.C.
Miami has the lowest average price for a pack of coffee at $3.43, and Honolulu has the highest at $7.87.
Fremont, Californai, has the highest average annual spending on coffee per household at $185, and Detroit spends the least at $61.29.
Gilbert, Ariz. has the highest share of households that own a single-cup coffee maker at 21 percent, and Hialeah, Fla. has the least at 7.3 percent.
New York City has the most coffee shops, coffee houses, and cafés per square root of population at 1.07 and Laredo, Texas has the fewest at .02.
Portland has the most coffee and tea manufacturers per square root of population at .018.
Googling South Walton coffee shops turned up seven plus two Starbucks locations.
The Sun called several to see if any celebrated the day, but only Starbucks had plans to. All day on Friday, Starbucks at Grand Boulevard gave out free samples of their new Guatemala Roast.
"We believe it will be popular, very possibly as popular as our current best sellers Vietnam Da Lat and our signature Pike Place Roast," said Johnny Hopkins with the store.
On down the road at Fonville Press at Alys Beach, Jordan Moton said their best seller is the Fonville Press Caramel Mocha.
At 30A Radio Music and Coffee, Jasmine Carroll said their hazelnut cream rules.
And at Amavida Coffee Shop at Seaside, Amy Adams said their Ethiopian blend is the top seller.
Whatever your taste, there is a flavor for everyone.