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Total U.S. coffee per capita consumption 2011-2020

In 2020, Americans drank an average of 1.87 cups of coffee per day. Between 2011 and 2020, U.S. coffee consumption per capita per day remained relatively close to two cups, with the exception of 2016, when U.S. survey respondents drank roughly 1.64 cups of coffee per day.

Coffee drinkers in the United States

In the United States, people aged seventy and older drank the most coffee per day in 2020. This particular age group drank an average of almost 2.2 cups per capita per day that year. Americans aged eighteen and nineteen drank the least per capita, namely about 0.8 cups a day. In terms of gender, men drank more than women per capita in the United States in the same year.

Time for coffee

In 2020, Americans drank about 1.3 cups of coffee during breakfast each day, making it the most common time of day for people to drink coffee in the United States that year. The least common time for Americans to drink coffee was during other meals.

Total coffee per capita consumption in the United States from 2011 to 2020

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United States

Survey time period

January 2020

Number of respondents

2,838 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

both males and females, who consumed a beverage other than tap water the day prior to being interviewed

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The National Coffee Drinking Trends, beginning in 2012, includes a representative sample of Hispanic Americans and African-Americans. Comparisons to years prior to 2012 must be made with caution, since the panel enhancement dictates technically that tracking be viewed as directional only.

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