U.S. per capita consumption of instant coffee 2011-2019

In 2019, people drank an average of 0.1 cups of instant coffee per capita per day in the United States. This is a decrease compared to previous years: in 2017, for example, instant coffee consumption was at its peak, reaching about a fifth of a cup a day per person.

U.S. coffee drinking habits

When it comes to total coffee consumption, Americans drank an average of 2 cups per capita per day in 2019. This amount had stayed relatively stable over the past decade, with the exception of 2016, when people in the United States consumed about 1.64 cups per day. The same survey found that people drank the most coffee during breakfast time in 2019, about one cup.

U.S. decaf consumption

About a quarter of a cup of decaffeinated coffee (or decaf) was consumed per capita in the United States in 2019. Between 2011 and 2019, decaf consumption was at its highest in 2017 with approximately 0.4 cups, and at its lowest in 2016 with roughly 0.2 cups per day per person.

Instant coffee per capita consumption in the United States from 2011 to 2019 (in cups per day)*

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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2019**

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.
Base: 2011 (n=2,663), 2012 (n=2,955), 2013 (n=2,840), 2014 (n=2,741), 2015 (n=2,771), 2016 (n=2782), 2017 (n=1,983), 2018 (n=2,737) and 2019 (n=2,815).
** Most recent survey was conducted in January 2019.

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