The Top 20 Coffee Cities in the U.S.

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The City That Never Sleeps owes its nickname in part to the massive amounts of caffeine that fuel its citizenry. That’s right—New York City is the top coffee city in America, according to a new breakdown by WalletHub. The city has 17.4 times more coffee shops per capita than Laredo, Texas—the city with the fewest number of cafes.

In celebration of National Coffee Day this Saturday, September 29, the site used 14 criteria to assess the “coffee culture” in the country’s 100 largest cities. A few of these metrics include the number of coffee shops and cafes per capita, the average cost of a pack of coffee, the average price of a cappuccino, and the share of households that own coffee makers.

The fact that the top two spots are claimed by New York and Seattle probably won’t come as a shock to anyone. A few other cities on the top 20 list are less obvious, though. Miami, Florida, has the fourth lowest percentage of households that own coffee makers, but the city made up for it in other categories and came in at number eight on the list of best coffee cities overall.

Check out the full list below, and be sure to visit WalletHub’s website for a more detailed breakdown of which cities fared best (or worst) in each individual category.

1. New York, NY
2. Seattle, WA
3. San Francisco, CA
4. Portland, OR
5. Los Angeles, CA
6. Washington, DC
7. Chicago, IL
8. Miami, FL
9. Boston, MA
10. San Diego, CA
11. Denver, CO
12. Las Vegas, NV
13. Minneapolis, MN
14. Philadelphia, PA
15. Orlando, FL
16. Atlanta, GA
17. Austin, TX
18. Pittsburgh, PA
19. Oakland, CA
20. Fremont, CA

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

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Wayfair/Weber

This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
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- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
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- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
GoSports

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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A Luxurious Private Island in Fiji Is Heading to Auction

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Platinum Luxury Auctions

There may be less expensive ways to get away from it all, but few are as luxurious as owning your own private island. Soon that dream will become a reality for someone with money to spend on real estate. According to Robb Report, Mai Island off the coast of Fiji is headed to auction.

Mai Island is the picture of isolation. To get there by boat, visitors must take a 90-minute trip from the neighboring island of Vanua Levu. The only other ways to access the island are by helicopter or seaplane.

The secluded location offers plenty to anyone willing to make the trek there. On the southwest side, there's a quarter-mile of sandy beach, and on the opposite end, there's a deep-water anchorage perfect for parking mega-yachts. The 32-acre island also features waterfalls, 300-year-old ruins, and a freshwater lake pristine enough to supply water to the mainland.

After a day of lounging by the ocean, residents can retreat to the cozy one-bedroom villa with its own spacious deck. There are also two separate cottages for any staff members on the island.

When Platinum Luxury Auctions sells Mai Island on Saturday, July 25, it will be one of the rare Fijian properties available for buyers residing outside the island chain to purchase outright. This auction doesn't list a minimum price, but it will likely garner some high bids. Recently, sellers listed the island at $4.2 million.

Villa on private island.

Private island in Fiji.

Beach on private island.

[h/t Robb Report]