Apr 22, 2024 - Health

Coffee drinking hits record high in the U.S.

Data: National Coffee Association; Note: Polling was conducted in January; Chart: Axios Visuals

America really loves coffee.

The big picture: 67% of adults in the U.S. said they had drunk coffee in the past day, according to National Coffee Association survey data published this month.

The buzz: That's a more than 20-year high.

  • Back in 2004, less than half of U.S. adults had coffee in the past day, per NCA polling.

Between the lines: Although drip coffee is the most popular way to prepare coffee, consumption of espresso-based beverages has been growing.

  • Lattes are the most popular — 18% of American adults drank one in the past week — followed by espresso shots and cappuccinos, the NCA says.
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