Status of Coffee Intake in South Korea: Analysis of 2007-2009 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

한국인의 커피 섭취 실태: 2007-2009년 국민건강영양조사자료 분석

  • Shin, Joongwon (The Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management) ;
  • Kim, So-young (Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Yoon, Jihyun (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2016.01.11
  • Accepted : 2016.02.03
  • Published : 2016.02.29


The purpose of this study was to examine the status of coffee intake in South Korea by analyzing the 4th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The results showed that 52.3% of Koreans consumed coffee at least once a day. Males consumed coffee more frequently than females and those aged 20-39 years and 40-59 years consumed coffee most frequently. Coffee drinkers consumed coffee two times a day and 138 mL each time on average. Coffee was mainly consumed either at home (44.8%) or in the workplace (36.1%); males drank coffee most frequently in the workplace and females did so at home. Milk coffee including coffee from vending machines and coffee mix (73.8%) was the most common type of coffee consumed. The results of this study would extend the understanding of the general status of coffee intake in South Korea, which has shown steady growth but remains a relatively overlooked research area.


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