According to 2013 data cited by the NYCEDC, there are “1,700 cafés, coffee shops, and tea shops in the five boroughs” (and 42.7% of those establishments are Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks), giving coffee-sipping consumers a wide spectrum of options. Despite this array of choices, a cup of coffee is a relatively stable commodity; the price doesn’t fluctuate as much as you would think from bodegas, to hip cafes, to multinational chains. In the chart below, we've listed New Yorkers' various options, sorted from lowest to highest price.
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