Culture, gender and coffee drinking in Kuwait

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Ahmad R Allafi
Asma Saleh
Ahmed Aldughpassi
Ahmad R Al-Haifi
Abir Hersi
Farhia Ahmad
Sara Aljluwi


Coffee, Kuwait, Nutritional Knowledge, Starbucks


The objective of the present study was to determine the effect of culture and gender on coffee drinking in Kuwait City, Kuwait. A cross-sectional study was conducted to achieve the objective of the study utilizing an online multiple-choice questionnaire. A total of 1483 participants aged between 18 and 35 years completed the online questionnaire. The largest portion of respondents were within the ages of 18-22 category (93.66 %, n=944), with 351 males (23.7%), and 1132 females (76.3%). 28.8% of males and 31% of females participants visit coffee shops 1-4 times a month, followed by 1-6 times a week (27.6% males, 23.2% females). The most consumed type of coffee among participants was Americano. Participants chose Starbucks as their favorite coffee shops (n=763, 51.4%). 66.7% (n=989) of participants do not check the products’ nutritional facts before purchasing. In terms of gender differences, females consume more coffee and have more calorie knowledge compared to males.


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