“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 at 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.”
GasBuddy reviewed more than 2 million user reviews covering more than 150,000 retail locations where gasoline is sold and found that positive coffee ratings at gas station convenience stores have risen 4 percent since 2017. According to a recent survey, coffee is the third-most purchased beverage at gas station convenience stores behind carbonated soft drinks and water.
In neighboring states, Quiktrip ranks highest for coffee in Oklahoma, Kum & Go wins in Arkansas, Chevron was highest in New Mexico, and RaceTrac picked up honors in Louisiana.
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