Total U.S. coffee per capita consumption 2019, by age group

In 2019, people aged 70 and over drank about 2.37 cups of coffee per capita in the United States, making it the age group that drank the most coffee on average that year. U.S. coffee consumption for respondents between the ages of 25 and 29 stood at roughly 1.7 cups a day.

Share of consumers by age

Not only did the older age groups drink more coffee than their younger counterparts in 2019, but they were also more likely to be coffee drinkers in general. That year, just under half of 18 to 24-year-olds drank coffee, while over 70 percent of people aged 60 and older were coffee drinkers. In the United States as a whole, coffee drinkers drank an average of 2 cups per day in 2019.

Coffee preparation methods

In 2019, the drip coffee maker was the most popular method for brewing coffee in the United States. Some 45 percent of Americans used a drip coffee maker for their past-day consumption. Other common preparation methods included single cup brewing, using an espresso machine, and cold brewing.

Total coffee per capita consumption in the United States in 2019, by age group

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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period

January 2019

Number of respondents

2,815 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

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