Apr 29, 2024 - Food and Drink

More Southerners are drinking coffee

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

We Southerners really love our coffee.

Driving the brews: 66% of adults in the South drank coffee in the past day, up from 60% in 2020, according to a recent National Coffee Association survey.

The big picture: Nationally, daily coffee drinking among U.S. adults is at 67%, a high of more than 20 years, NCA polling shows.

  • In 2004 when NCA began tracking national data, less than half of adults had coffee in the past day nationwide.

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

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

If you're looking for a place to work with a cup of Joe, check out our list of the best coffee shops to work from around Atlanta.

💭 Kristal's thought bubble: I normally drink English breakfast tea but occasionally indulge in a latte or espresso shots. Traditional ground coffee is a no-go for me.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to note that 66% of adults in the South drank coffee in the past day, up from 60% in 2020 (not up 6% from 2020).

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