National Coffee Day falls on Sept. 29 and there's no better way to celebrate than to enjoy one of the world's most popular beverages.
American drinking habits
- 65% of Americans who drink coffee each consume an average of 13 cups of coffee per week.
- 68% of coffee drinkers have their first cup within an hour of waking up.
- 54% agreed that "coffee makes me feel more like myself".
- The average coffee cup size is 9 oz.
- 35% of coffee drinkers prefer their coffee black.
- Three out of five say "I need a cup of coffee to start my day".
- The United States imports more than $4 billion in coffee each year.
- 20-30% of coffee sales are made up of flavored coffees.
- Top flavors: chocolate, vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, cinnamon.
More coffee facts
- Most expensive coffee in the world. Indonesian Kopi Luwak. Made from coffee beans that are eaten, partly digested and then excreted by the Asian palm civet, a weasel like animal. Kopi Luwak sells for more than $600 a pound, which works out to $50 per cup of coffee.
- Leading coffee consumer. Americans consume 450 million cups of coffee per day, which adds up to more than 150 billion cups consumed in an entire year. The U.S. imports one-third of the world's coffee production - almost 20 million bags of coffee a year.
- George Washington invention. Seattle has the most coffee shops per capita in the United States (35 per 100,000).
- U.S. - grown coffee. Hawaii and Puerto Rico are the only places in America where coffee is grown.
Sources: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/24/two-thirds-of-americans-perk-up-with-coffee-survey, http://www.coffeemarvel.com/blog/post/2010/05/11/Facts-and-Statistics-about-Coffee-Consumtion-in-the-United-States, coffeemarvel.com, Reuters
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