Visualizing the Meaning of Life: The Drip Coffee Model
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Morning commuters seem to fall into one of two categories:
By 1988 only 50 percent of the adult American population drank coffee. In 1962, average coffee consumption was 3.12 cups per day; by 1991 had dropped to 1.75 cups per day.
At the onset of the 1980s, coffee growers and retailers realized that the current 20-29-year-old generation had little interest in coffee, which they associated with their parents and grandparents.
For the coffee industry to survive, it needed a new marketing strategy. The consumer was changing and coffee-players needed to pay attention.
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Maybe you’re an outgoing content marketer who wants to start using your data research skills more to come up with a strategy.
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