If there is one thing coronavirus lockdowns have made clear, it’s that Americans love their coffee. With coffee shops across the country closed during quarantine, a new poll finds many people have decided to become to their barista. Even more surprising, most of those learning to make their own brew don’t plan to stop once the outbreak ends.
A poll of 2,000 coffee-drinking Americans finds 49 percent have become a “quarista,” an at-home barista during the pandemic. The survey commissioned by Mr. Coffee adds two-thirds (66%) of these at-home coffee experts say they’ll keep brewing their own java once COVID restrictions end.