The National Coffee Association is very, very hyped about their latest study, which showed that 64 percent of Americans aged 18 or over had at least one cup of Joe on the previous day.
That’s jacked up from last year, when 62 percent said they’d imbibed on the previous day.
Most coffee drinkers — 79 percent — brewed it at home.
Meanwhile, “gourmet” coffee is increasingly popular among younger drinkers. Nearly half of millennials — 48 percent — said they had a cup of coffee they considered to be “gourmet” the day before.
The last time Americans were this caffeinated was in 2012, which was another year marked by a booming stock market, a horrific school shooting (in Newtown, Conn.) and a wrenching sports pedophilia trial (of Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky).
The association’s survey, which polled about 3,000 respondents, did not specify how on earth the 36 percent who did not have a coffee on the previous day managed to wake up in the morning.