By the numbers: How much coffee do we drink a year?

By the numbers: How much coffee do we drink a year?

The average person drinks three cups of coffee a day. If you think that’s a lot, wait until you see some of these stats:

--  The average cup of coffee is 9 ounces, which means the typical coffee drinker drinks 27 ounces a day.

--  There are 100 million daily coffee drinkers in the United States.

--  Approximately 54 percent of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee.

--  Almost 7 of 10 pour a cup within the first hour of waking up.

-- 54 percent say coffee makes them feel more like themselves.

-- 35 percent like their java black.

-- 65 percent take cream and/or sugar.

So how much is all this coffee costing us? Studies show that each year the average coffee drinker spends more than $160 on coffee.

Plus, 30 million of us order those foo-foo concoctions like the three-shot, room-temp, non-fat creme-brulee which are even more pricey. Fancy coffee is a booming industry.  In America, we spend over $17 billion a year on the flavor-enhanced brew.

Now that’s an eye-opener – by the numbers.


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