2nd MOST TRADED COMMODITY IN THE WORLD, taking a backseat only to petroleum, which the coffee market earning nearly 60 billion dollars annually
US COFFEE DRINKERS CONSUME 3.1 9oz. CUPS ON AVERAGE PER DAY!
2nd MOST RECOGNIZABLE ODOR IN AMERICA only surpassed by the smell of burning wood.
The nation’s MOST POPULAR DRINK that isn’t water.
Dorothy Jones of
Boston was granted a
license to sell coffee, and so became the FIRST AMERICAN COFFEE TRADER.
By 1688, COFFEE REPLACED BEER as NYC’s favorite breakfast drink.
In the mid 1700’s,
tea and coffee
were equally favored many
taverns doubled as coffee houses. However, THIS ALL CHANGED
AS A RESULT OF THE FAMOUS BOSTON TEA PARTY OF 1773. Thereafter it was unpatriotic to drink tea.
Both the NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE and THE BANK OF NEW YORK STARTED IN COFFEEHOUSES on what is today known as Wall Street.
The CIVIL WAR IN
ELEVATEDTHE POPULARITY OF COFFEE to new heights. Soldiers went to war with coffee beans as a primary ration.
CREATED THE COFFEE
PERCOLATOR, providing the foundation of the modern coffee maker, and also making coffee much more accessible to the middle class.
The first soluble “INSTANT”
COFFEE IS INVENTED by
Japanese American chemist Satori Kato of Chicago.
After returning from the war, soldiers were so used to drinking coffee several times a day that THE NUMBER OF COFFEE HOUSES GREW 450% IN THE YEARS FOLLOWING WWI. The returning soldiers, however, wanted to be able to drink coffee and eat food at a neighborhood store. THUS, THE ICONIC AMERICAN DINER WAS BORN.
THE BRITISH MAY
“TEA TIME” BUT THE UNITED STATES INVENTED THE “COFFEE BREAK.” The practice began in WWII era war effort factories to give workers a brief rest and a jolt of caffeine. Thanks to a clever advertising campaign in the mid 1950’s by the Pan American Coffee Bureau, 70-80% of U.S. workers were taking a coffee break - both factory and office workers.
AMERICANS OVER 18 DRINK COFFEE…
52% Every morning
Which means that 80% OF AMERICA DRINKS COFFEE.
Coffee drinkers that get a cup to go will wait in line for nearly 45 HOURS or 1 FULL WORK WEEKeach year
On average, coffee drinkers will spend $164.71 per year on coffee.