WASHINGTON, April 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
GETTING IN THE HABIT
Profile America — Saturday, April 2nd. Sometimes, tastes seem to go in great cycles. For example, in 19th century America, local coffeehouses, which roasted their own beans, ruled. Then, in 1900, Hills Brothers started packing roasted, ground coffee in vacuum tins. In the next several years, instant and decaffeinated coffees were developed. In a move to return to fresh-roasted whole bean coffee, the first Starbucks opened in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market this week in 1971. Borrowing from Italian practice, the chain added espresso, latte and mocha. Public acceptance ramped up in these past 45 years, and now the firm has more than 22,000 stores in some 65 countries, with over 10,000 in the U.S. That's something over half of the 19,500 coffee shops across America. Profile America is completing its 19th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Coffee culture: http://ushistoryscene.com/article/american-drinking/
Starbucks global count/accessed 2/4/2016: http://www.starbucks.com/business/international-stores
Domestic numbers/accessed 2/4/2016: http://www.statista.com/statistics/218366/number-of-international-and-us-starbucks-stores/
U.S. coffee shops/NAICS 7222135: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2012_US_72A2&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau