Fun Coffee Statistics

 

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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:

  1. 55% of coffee drinkers would rather gain 10 pounds than give up coffee for life.
  2. 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.
  3. Coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States, and it’s the most widely-used drug nationwide.
  4. 29% of coffee drinkers go to lower price places for their coffee like McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts,etc.
  5. 54% of coffee drinkers agreed that “coffee makes me feel more like myself.”
  6. Seattle has 10 times more coffee stores per 100,000 residents than the United States has overall.
  7. 52% of coffee drinkers would rather go without a shower in the morning than give up coffee.
  8. 31% of coffee drinkers make coffee the most important part of a morning, brewing a cup first before any other morning behavior.
  9. 49% of coffee drinkers would rather give up their cell phone for a month than go without coffee.
  10. 20-30% of coffee sales are made up of flavored coffee. The five most popular flavors are chocolate, vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, and cinnamon.
  11. Hawaii and Puerto Rico are the only places in America where coffee can and is grown.
  12. 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?

 

For less “fun” but a little more informative and in-depth coffee statistics, check out the International Coffee Organization’s page on Trade Statistics and Historical Statistics.

 

By: Alex Riesdorff (G+)

 

Sources:

Huffington Post

Live Science

Statistic Brain

 

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