Tipping is customary. Lingering is fine.
There's a tip jar in almost every coffee shop in America, but only 24% of you regularly make an offering to baristas. Looking across the regions, surveyors in the Northeast tip baristas less regularly than those in the Midwest, South or West (22% vs. 26%, 28% and 30%, respectively). Coffee drinkers in their 40s are more likely to tip than those in younger and older age groups.
And although Americans aren't overly generous coffee-shop tippers, we definitely feel entitled to take our sweet time while sipping inside. Just about one in four survey takers felt that he or she should be able to hang out in a coffee shop indefinitely, while 18% of you felt that staying for more than two hours is over-staying your welcome.
How long is too long to hang out at a coffee shop?
15 minutes: 11%
30 minutes: 11%
45 minutes: 11%
One hour: 13%
One-and-a-half hours 13%
More than two hours: 18%
You should be able to hang out indefinitely: 23%
Do you tip baristas?
Yes, always: 24%
Yes, if I order a complicated drink: 10%
Yes if he/she is notably friendly: 24%
No, it's not necessary: 27%
No, I don't drink barista-prepared coffee: 15%