WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
INTERNATIONAL BEAN SCENE
Profile America — Monday, January 23rd. 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 about 23 gallons per capita, coffee has become a lifestyle choice. So January is Coffee Gourmet International Month, continuing the drive toward varied flavors and preparations. Nearly three quarters of American coffee drinkers consume 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 11/1/2016: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/americas-coffee-cup-is-half-full-2013-02-20
Coffee Gourmet International Month/accessed 10/28/2016: http://www.nanradio.com/calendar-food.htm
1946 consumption/accessed 10/28/2016: http://knowyourgrinder.com/coffee-consumption-trends-worldwide-2016/
Average daily consumption/accessed 10/28/2016: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/04/09/coffee-mania/2069335/
Place of consumption/accessed 10/28/2016: http://www.statista.com/statistics/250148/us-coffee-consumption-by-location/
Coffee shops/Economic Census/NAICS 7222135: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ECN/2012_US/00CCOMP1//naics~7222135
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by 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