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Java Junkies in U.S. Driving Global Coffee Demand to Record

  • Total U.S. demand seen rising 1.5 percent, USDA forecasts
  • Consumers sipping more gourmet, cold and single-brews
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American consumers can’t get enough coffee, and that’s sending world demand for the beans to an all-time high.

U.S. per capita consumption of hot coffee will be 3.1 kilograms (6.8 pounds) in 2016, up from 3 kilograms in 2015 and matching a record achieved in 2013, according to researcher Euromonitor International. Total domestic consumption will be up 1.5 percent in the 12 months that start Oct. 1 to the highest ever, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in June. Demand in China, Japan and India will also be the most ever.