Here's How Many Americans Actually Start Their Day With Coffee

Ah, coffee. It's an essential part of many people's morning routines, whether you brew a pot at home or snag something fancier — like a skim vanilla soy latte hold the whip — at the nearest Starbucks on your way to work. While there are plenty of ways to enjoy the beverage, from black to iced to blended with cream and sugar, there's no denying that Americans are big fans of coffee in every which way it comes. 

Not only is there a National Coffee Day celebrated every year on September 29, but, in fact, coffee is just behind water as the most popular drink in the United States and it's said the average person will spend around $2,000 on java per year, according Perfect Brew.

Still, there are two types of people in this world: Those who can't live without their morning cup of joe and those who can. And according to a recent study, if you're in the former group, you've got a lot of company.

More than half of Americans drink coffee daily

Last year, the National Coffee Association (NCA) conducted a comprehensive survey on all things coffee and discovered a lot of interesting information about our java-drinking habits here in the United States. One of those astonishing figures is just how many of us drink coffee daily. According to the survey results, some 62% of American adults drink at least one cup of joe every day. That's up about 5% from the same survey in 2015. And many people don't just stop at one cup, either — the NCA found that the average American drinks more than three cups per day. 

However, the time of the day that people drink coffee seems to vary, and appears to depends on a person's age. The survey reports that nine out of 10 "older" coffee drinkers consume their caffeinated beverage at breakfast while only seven out of 10 in the 18-24-year-old camp do the same. (The survey shows that demographic is more likely to drink coffee at lunchtime or later.)

Gender might also play a role in coffee consumption trends. Credit Donkey revealed that 66% of women say they drink coffee daily compared to 62% of men. 

But one thing we can all agree on is fair trade coffee. According to the NCA survey, 53% of people that drink coffee buy brands that are certified as being environmentally-friendly and beneficial for growers.