U.S. Coffee Market - Statistics & Facts

U.S. Coffee Market - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and facts on the coffee market in the U.S.

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages worldwide and in the United States. The plant naturally contains caffeine, which can vary sharply. The market is segmented into growers, roasters and retailers. In 2012, Brazil was the world's leading coffee producing country with about 3 million metric tonnes of coffee.


On the retail level, roast and ground coffee still took the largest sales share with 36 percent of retail sales in 2013. Primary ground coffee brands for the at-home coffee segment include Folgers and Maxwell, based on sales. Folgers is owned by J.M. Schmucker and accounted for 852.4 million U.S. dollars in 2012.

Over the past several years, coffee chains have become more and more popular among customers who enjoy their coffee to go. This out-of-home retail market was dominated by the companies Starbucks and Dunkin Brands Inc. with a combined market share of almost 50 percent in 2011.

Recent statistics show that American consumers spent on average 21.32 USD on coffee per week. When deciding where to purchase their beloved coffee, consumers rated the taste of the coffee as a key buying factor.


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