Pouring in your cup. Fast facts on coffee consumption
- Specialty coffee sales are increasing by 20% per year and account for nearly 8% of the 18 billion dollar U.S. coffee market (+2-% per year).
- Coffee statistics show that among coffee drinkers the average consumption in the United States is 3.1 cups of coffee per day. This amounts to 66 billion cups per year.
- 56% of U.S. adults drinks coffee served like espresso, cappuccino, latte, or iced/cold coffees.
Coffee, gender and the human body
- Assuming that caffeine content can greatly vary depending on coffee blend and type of preparation, the human body will absorb just 300-310 mg. of caffeine at a given time.
- Additional amounts are cast off and provide no additional stimulation to brain receptors.
- The human body dissipates 20% of the caffeine in its system per hour.
- Considering all the U.S. population, men drink more coffee than women on average (men - 1.7 cups, women - 1.5 cups).
- The majority of all caffeine consumed worldwide comes from coffee. On average, the following amounts of caffeine can be expected in a single cup of coffee, that is about 207 millimeters (7 fluid ounces) or a single shot of espresso (espresso - 100mg., brewed - 80-135 mg., instant - 65-100 mg., decaf - 3-4 mg.).
Hot drink habits at work (cups consumed by the average worker)
- Research found that the typical office worker sups four cups of tea or coffee each day (20 cups per week).
- That's 20 cups per week at work on average, and 1.040 cups a year.
- The typical employee, working full time from the age of 18 to 64, will drink 47.840 cups.
- 24 minutes a day are spent making, offering and drinking hot drinks at work.
- This results in 190 days in lost productivity over a working lifetime.
- This costs employers $400 per worker per year.
Coffee consumption by country (yearly kg. per person)
- Finland ~ 10.5.
- Sweden ~ 8.
- Switzerland ~ 7.
- Germany ~ 6.8.
- France ~ 5.7.
- Italy ~ 5.65.
- Brazil ~ 5.
- United States ~ 4.1.
- Japan ~ 3.6.
- Britain ~ 2.4.
A mixture of blends, a blend of mixtures
A short guide to the complex world of coffee (add sugar, café au lait, cappuccino latte macchiato, long black, carajillo, Irish coffee).
- Irish coffee.
Sources: National Coffee Association, The Specialty coffee Association of America, CoffeeResearch.org, International Coffee Organization