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Coffee Lovers Drink over Two Cups a Day, Survey Finds

Gerald Zanetti/FoodPix(NEW YORK) -- Americans love their coffee as Zagat found out in its first coffee survey of 1,700 java junkies.

The survey found that people who drink coffee daily enjoy 2.2 cups of brew on average.

The Zagat survey also delved into how often people drink coffee, how much they would paid for it, when they started the habit and so much more. 

Here are some of Zagat's findings:

How often do you consume coffee drinks?

  • Every day: 83%
  • A few times a week: 12%
  • A few times a month: 2%
  • A few times a year: 1%

How much is too much for a regular coffee?

  • Average: $3.52

How much is too much for a barista-prepared coffee drink?

  • Average: $4.86

How did the economic downturn affect your coffee-drinking habits?

  • Coffee habits were not affected by the downturn: 65%
  • Switched to making coffee at home: 23%
  • Ordered less expensive coffee drinks: 8%
  • Drank less coffee overall: 6%
  • Ordered smaller coffee drinks: 3%
  • Changed where I buy my drinks: 3%

Could you eliminate coffee from your diet if you wanted to?

  • Yes: 58%
  • No: 42%

What age did you start drinking coffee?

  • 10-14: 20%
  • 15-19: 44%
  • 20-24: 22%
  • 25-29: 7%
  • 30 or older: 5%
  • Don't remember: 2%

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