Those in the coffee industry confirm this simple fact: a half-dozen years ago, St. Louisans just weren't that sophisticated in their coffee-ordering habits. They've caught up, though. Now, we order clever, increasingly complicated drinks with permutations that vary, a bit, from place to place. Maybe it's the consistency of the product, then, that helps push Starbucks into the winner's circle here. Or they fact that you can get a cup of their joe just about anywhere. The atmosphere? The victuals? All of the above? St. Louisans, it seems, love that little Seattle coffee chain like no other.

1. Starbucks
2. Kaldi's Coffee House
3. St. Louis Bread Company
4. The Coffee Cartel
5. Aesop's Coffee House

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