If you’re like most people, you can’t wait to get that first cup of coffee in the morning. There’s nothing like the rich smell of coffee letting you know that it’s time to start a new day. At work it seems that everybody has their coffee in the morning. Even when you’re just out driving around you see the long lines at coffee selling establishments. Does it seem like more people are drinking coffee? Well, according to some new data, more Americans are drinking coffee.
A recent survey finds that more Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee today than they have been for the past six years.
According to Reuters, the study, commissioned by the National Coffee Association conducted a survey in which 3,000 Americans were interviewed regarding their coffee drinking habits. What the survey found was that 64 percent of Americans drink a cup of coffee every day. In 2017 similar studies found that the number was 62 percent with the new figure being the highest since 2012.
You would think that the increased coffee drinking would be due to all the new coffee shops, but you’d be mistaken. most people still enjoy making coffee at home despite the popularity of cafés like Starbucks; 79 percent of participants said that they had brewed a cup of coffee at home the previous day, while only 36 of people said they had bought a coffee from an outside location.
Americans are known to consume the most coffee in the world. Coffee is a booming industry in the United States with around 83 percent of Americans drinking it. The average American spends a surprising $1,110 on coffee every year. With these kinds of figures, it’s no wonder coffee exporting is valued at $20 billion globally.
So, the next time you think there’s a lot of people drinking coffee, that’s because there are.