How Much Do Americans Love Their Coffee?

In the last couple of decades, a cup of coffee is no longer just a cup of coffee and it sure isn’t your momma’s coffee! Americans have taken to coffee and embraced it like residents in other countries that revere the bean, including the Scandinavians and Europeans in Germany, France and Italy. The United States, according to Statistic Brain, spends $4 billion on annual coffee imports, and the average coffee drinker spends $164.71 a year on their beverage of choice.

Millennials in particular are not satisfied with the standard cup of brewed coffee their parents indulged in, with over a third of them indulging a gourmet coffee palate with a preference for barista-style drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. Younger coffee drinkers in general, from 18 to 39, are more likely to purchase their coffee of choice outside their home. Overall, 34 percent of Americans who opt to go out for coffee head to premium cafes, while 29 percent get their cup o’ joe at lower-price venues.

And the trend for pursuing coffee that is ethically sound continues to drive sales with the most certifications accounting for: 25% organic; 18% fair trade; and 16% rainforest alliance.

On the Job

Coffee at work is a particular passion for those who find the caffeine not only keeps them alert but helps them focus on the tasks at hand – which can be a big benefit for employers. On average, American workers enjoy 4 cups of coffee or tea during the workday.

Fun Coffee Facts

Wondering just how near and dear to American hearts coffee is? Here are some stats that demonstrate that bond. Warning: It’s a more serious relationship than you probably thought!

  • 55% of coffee lovers would rather gain 10 lbs. than give up coffee for life.
  • 52% of coffee aficionados would prefer to forego their morning shower rather than their morning cup of java.
  • 49% of coffee fans would opt to give up their cell phone for a month than go without coffee.

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