Drinking coffee in the U.S. is an everyday American thing. With being the number 8 top coffee-drinking country, the U.S isn’t alone in this obsession.
Although some say it helps get them started in the morning, a good “Cup O’ Joe” isn’t just a morning beverage. It has now become part of the American culture along with the world. In the
U.S., average consumption among coffee drinkers is about 3.1 cups per day. In total, the United States drinks about 66 billion cups of coffee per year.
Quick Coffee Facts
- 56% of Americans drink coffee, which included specialty as well.
- Specialty coffee sales are increasing by 20% every year (espresso, brewed, cappuccino, latte, iced, etc.).
- On average, men (1.7 cups) drink more coffee than women (1.5 cups).
- The human body absorbs just 300 mg of caffeine.
- The human body dissipates 20% of the caffeine per hour.
- The majority of all caffeine consumed worldwide comes from coffee
- 20 cups of coffee are consumed per week by the average worker, making that 1,040 cups a year.
- From age 18-64, the typical full-time employee will drink about 47,840 cups
Amounts of Caffeine:
On average, in a single 7-ounce cup of coffee or a single shot of espresso, the following amounts of caffeine can be expected:
- Espresso: 100 mg
- Brewed: 80-135 mg
- Instant: 65-100 mg
- Decaf: 3-4 mg
Easy Specialty Coffee Recipes:
- Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee 2 cups of milk, ½ cup caramel topping, ½ cup chocolate syrup, 4 ice cups, and 7 tablespoons of ground coffee
- Mocha Frappe 1 cup water, 6 tablespoons of ground coffee, ¼ cup of whole milk, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of hot fudge topping, 3 cups of ice cubes, whipped cream topping, and chocolate syrup topping. (Milk, sugar, hot fudge, brewed coffee, and ice should be blended)
Always keep in mind that caffeine consumption is okay in moderation. If you notice caffeine side effects, you should cut down, stop until symptoms subside, or find an alternative for energy!
Written by GUADS intern