U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 20: International Bean Scene
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
INTERNATIONAL BEAN SCENE
Profile America — Wednesday, January 20th. Several decades ago, America's coffee culture featured very little variety. Average annual per capita consumption was high, reaching 46 gallons in 1946. But it mostly was a uniform roast, made by a percolator or a drip method. Such variety as existed was pretty much limited to ethnic restaurants and a scattering of hip coffee shops. No more. Even with American consumption down to 23.5 gallons per capita, coffee has become a lifestyle choice. So January is Coffee Gourmet International Month, continuing the drive toward varied flavors and preparations. Three quarters of Americans drink their three daily cups at home. But when away from home, and not at work, there are about 19,500 coffee shops across the country serving the beverage. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Gallons per capita/accessed 11/20/2015: http://ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Food_Availabily_Per_Capita_Data_System/Food_Availability/ctcsp.xls
Coffee Gourmet International Month/accessed 11/20/2015: http://www.nanradio.com/calendar-food.htm
Average daily consumption/accessed 11/20/2015: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/facts/
Place of consumption/accessed 11/20/2015: http://www.statista.com/statistics/250148/us-coffee-consumption-by-location/
Coffee shops/NAICS 722135: 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 Promotions 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 "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau