Coffee Facts, Statistics and History (2021)

coffee facts statistics

You may have noticed that I recently expanded the DMR statistic post collection beyond just digital and have explored some of the critical topics facing society today: LEGO, bacon, etc. I enjoy researching these posts and, judging by the numbers, you enjoy reading them, so why stop there?

Tonight’s post is about another topic I hold near and dear: coffee.

When you work a full-time+ day job, write books occasionally, run content-heavy sites like DMR and DisneyNews and try to keep up with a 7-year-old, you tend to rely pretty heavily on coffee (and the occasional Red Bull or two). It is definitely not a stretch to say that DMR is fueled by coffee.

Here are 10 of the most interesting coffee facts I have come across in my travels. Hope you enjoy!

Coffee Facts and Statistics

Earliest evidence of coffee drinking:

15th century

(Tweet this)

World leader in green coffee production:


(Tweet this)

Portion of the world’s coffee production that is imported by the U.S.:


(Tweet this)

Date of the annual International Coffee Day:

September 29th

(Tweet this)

Percentage of Americans over 18 that drink coffee daily:


Number of 9oz cups of coffee that drinkers average daily:


(Tweet this)

Percentage of caffeine consumed in the U.S. that comes from coffee:


Number of coffee shops in the U.S.:


(Tweet this)

Percentage of coffee drinkers that drink it black:


(Tweet this)

Percentage of American coffee drinkers that would rather go without a shower than give up coffee:


(Tweet this)

Global cold brew coffee market for 2018:

$339.7 million

Who are the top global coffee chain companies? Here is a quick rundown: