11 Important Coffee Drinkers Demographics Statistics 2022

Coffee is one of the most popular global beverages and it is consumed daily by millions and millions of people all around the world.

But when we’re talking about coffee consumption, which gender consumes it more? What age group? What ethnicity? Does income have any impact on coffee consumption?

There and many more questions are in focus in today’s article.

Let’s talk about the coffee drinkers’ demographics – globally and with a focus on the United States and the United Kingdom. Let’s chat!

4 Key Coffe Drinkers Demographics Statistics

  • 78% of seniors drink coffee on a regular basis.
  • Millennials account for 44% of total US coffee consumption.
  • Income determines the percentage of people who consume coffee.
  • Women spend more money on coffee per year than men do.

11 Coffee Drinkers Demographics Statistics

1. Almost 80% of seniors drink coffee regularly.

According to the data provided by National Coffee Association for 2020, in the United States, people aged 60 or older consume the most coffee on a regular basis – to be exact, 78% of such people drink this beverage regularly. 47% of people aged between 18 and 24 consume coffee, 64% of those aged between 25 and 35, while 62% of people aged between 40 and 59 consume coffee on a daily basis.

11 Important Coffee Drinkers Demographics Statistics 2022 - US Coffee Consumption by Age

Source: National Coffee Association

2. Almost three-quarters of Millennials drink coffee every day.

Millennials love to consume coffee, however, they tend to choose more unique coffee options and innovative combinations. According to Food Institute, 65% of Millennials aged between 25 and 39 drink coffee every day. 46% of the younger generation called Gen Z, aged between 18 and 24, consume coffee regularly. This figure is actually increased by 10% since the last data report.

Source: Food Institute

3. Millennials account for almost half of the total US coffee consumption.

In the United States, Millennials account for 44% of total US coffee consumption. The coffee industry is rather big in the US and the consumption rate is growing with each and every year. The latest data and statistics showed that 400 million cups of coffee are consumed in the US every day and Millennials are a big part of that total consumption.

Source: Food Network and Deals On Health

4. All age groups had an increase in coffee consumption.

Gourmet coffee or non-espresso drinks (such as cold brew) are having a positive growth rate in popularity and consumption. According to the report for 2019 provided by National Coffee Association, every age group had seen an increase in consumption of the mentioned drinks between 2018 and 2019. The number of those aged between 13 and 18 who consumed such drinks increased by 6%, the total number of people aged between 18 and 24 increased by 2%, and those aged between 25 and 39 by 3%. The number of coffee consumers aged between 40 and 59 increased by 11%, while the number of those older than 60 increased by 4%.

Source: National Coffee Association

5. More than 50% of men drink coffee.

When we’re speaking of coffee consumers’ gender, both men and women drink a lot of coffee on a regular basis. 66% of women drink coffee every day, compared with 62% of men that do the same. However, if we speak in the numbers of total coffee consumption per gender, more than 50% of males consume coffee compared to about 32% of females.

Source: CreditDonkey and Food and Nutrition Sciences

6. Income determines the percentage of people who consume coffee.

Coffee consumption depends on income too. The percentage of people who consume coffee is a bit greater among workers with a higher income. 66% of those who earn more than $30,000 consume coffee compared to 58% of workers who earn less than that amount.

Source: CreditDonkey

7. More than 70% of older Americans drink at least one cup of coffee every day.

To put a focus on the United States only, 74% of Americans aged 55 or more, drink at least one cup of coffee per day. In the US, adults aged between 18 and 34 drink coffee the least often. However, with many interesting options in Starbucks, it is just a matter of them when this age group will start consuming caffeinated beverages more often.

Source: CreditDonkey

8. Hispanics in the United States drink coffee the most.

When speaking of coffee consumption by ethnicity in the United States, Hispanics/Latino are the biggest coffee consumers. According to the data provided by National Coffee Association, 65% of them consume coffee on a regular basis. 64% of white people are coffee consumers, compared to 60% of Asian consumers. African Americans drink coffee the least of all ethnicities in the US – only 54% of them.

11 Important Coffee Drinkers Demographics Statistics 2022 - US Coffee Consumption by ethnicity

Source: National Coffee Association

9. Men drink more coffee but women spend more money on it.

In the United States, there isn’t that big of a gap between genders when speaking of coffee consumption. According to National Coffee Association, men consume 2.22 cups of coffee per day, while women consume 1.79 cups. However, women tend to spend more money on coffee per year – around $2,327, compared with men who spend $1,934.

Source: National Coffee Association and Amerisleep

10. About 4% of Gen Z-ers drink 3 to 4 cups of coffee on a daily basis.

Today reported that almost two-thirds of Gen Z-ers, or in percentages, 63% of them, don’t drink coffee. That number is almost double the percentage of Millennials who don’t drink this beverage. According to the report, the proportion of Gen Z-ers who do consume 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day (only 4% of them) is still four times less than in any other generation.

Source: Today

11. Baby boomers consume the most cups of coffee per day in the United Kingdom.

In the United Kingdom, coffee consumption varies by age. The data by Roast and Post stated that in the UK, people who are aged 20 or lower drink 0.5 cups of coffee per day. Millennials consume 1.3 cups of coffee, Generation X 2.1 cups, while baby boomers and those older than 72 years consume 2.2 cups of coffee per day.

11 Important Coffee Drinkers Demographics Statistics 2022 - UK Coffee Consumption By Generation

Source: Roast and Post

To Wrap It Up

Coffee is truly the most popular drink – whether we’re talking about traditional black coffee or a nice cup of Starbucks’ sunshine and flavors, it doesn’t matter, every age group has found something for their palate. Thanks to such a high number of consumers and fans, no wonder the coffee industry is a multi-billion-dollar worth market that keeps on growing and spreading. We will definitely see some interesting trends regarding coffee in the upcoming years.

Ana
Ana has received a Bachelor’s in Journalism. Through education and volunteering, she has improved her writing skills as well as researching skills which helps her to find the right experts who can educate her about the topic she writes about. Her interest in cooking, home design, and kitchen appliances as well as her technology knowledge ensure her membership in the Kitchentoast team she has joined in 2020. She spends up to 80 hours weekly on researches and writing.