In One Chart: Here’s how generous we are with our coffee-shop tips, in one chart

Coffee drinkers in the Northeast are fairly stingy with their barista tips, at least compared with those in the rest of the country.

Up until a few years ago, those who wished to tip at a coffee shop would drop a buck or some spare change in a cup on the counter. But many tablet-based payment solutions now give users the option to tip via a card before completing a transaction, often by suggesting preset percentages. Square Inc. SQ, -0.40% recently ran the numbers on the average tip in each state, looking at anonymized transaction data from coffee shops on its platform.

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