It’s Tuesday: statistically the day that I drink the most coffee. My scientific proof is that I drink two cups except on Tuesdays. I indulge in three. I’m a creature of habit like that. This is a boring coffee statistic, so let me introduce to you some fun and colorful coffee facts, by the numbers:
- 55% of coffee drinkers would rather gain 10 pounds than give up coffee for life.
- Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year, making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world.
- Coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States, and it’s the most widely-used drug nationwide.
- 29% of coffee drinkers go to lower price places for their coffee like McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts,etc.
- 54% of coffee drinkers agreed that “coffee makes me feel more like myself.”
- Seattle has 10 times more coffee stores per 100,000 residents than the United States has overall.
- 52% of coffee drinkers would rather go without a shower in the morning than give up coffee.
- 31% of coffee drinkers make coffee the most important part of a morning, brewing a cup first before any other morning behavior.
- 49% of coffee drinkers would rather give up their cell phone for a month than go without coffee.
- 20-30% of coffee sales are made up of flavored coffee. The five most popular flavors are chocolate, vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, and cinnamon.
- Hawaii and Puerto Rico are the only places in America where coffee can and is grown.
- Three out of Five people say “I need a cup of coffee to start my day”
I can relate to only some of these. I definitely would say that I need a cup of coffee to start my day — you don’t? I could never go without a shower or giving up my cell phone for a month for some coffee. Sorry, I do not understand. But, the aforementioned, more ‘extreme’ statistics make me feel a little bit better about my own comparatively mild morning coffee habit. Do they make a coffee addiction rehab?
By: Alex Riesdorff (G+)