America’s Love Affair With Coffee Shows No Signs of Slowing

July 29, 2015

We’re drinking the same amount as we were 16 years ago.

Good job, America: Despite the fact that coffee shops are “the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry,” we’re not all turning into a bunch of Americano-chugging fiends. According to a series of new polls by Gallup, 64 percent of adults in America drink at least one cup a day, which is the same result obtained in a 2012 poll — and up just one percentage point from a survey taken in 1999.

The average coffee drinker consumes 2.7 cups a day, which is also the same amount reported in 1999.…