Workers Need An Alarming Amount Of Coffee To Get Through Each Week

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Without coffee, society would crumble. It might not happen on Day 1 but the collapse would be swift.

We are a nation that runs on Dunkin’, and a study from earlier in the year found that 74% of adults in America drink coffee every single day.

A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Flavia dove into the nature of coffee drinking in the corporate world. It looked into coffee drinking habits, including the types of coffee most commonly drank as well as how much is being consumed.

One finding really stood out, how much coffee average drinkers are consuming on a daily basis:

“Seventy-seven percent of coffee drinkers need two or more cups of coffee to feel productive on a workday, with nearly a quarter (24%) noting Mondays were the day of the week they needed the most coffee.”

That finding says 2 or more, so let’s just assume the lower end of 2 cups/day for second. That means that on average, 77% of those drinking coffee in corporate America are consuming a minimum of 500 cups a year at work. And that’s assuming they take 2 weeks of vacation off.

I’m not even accounting for folks like myself who actually drink more coffee on the weekends than during the week.

500 cups a year, at work, is 5,000 ounces of coffee assuming 10oz cups, on average, or just under 4 gallons of coffee, each, at work. And that is for the bare minimum of the 77% of workers who drink 2 or more a day. What about the people that drink 5? They’re crushing gallon after gallon after gallon of coffee.

Findings from the coffee drinking study were published in the New York Post. They found that 24% of respondents said they needed coffee the most on Mondays, which isn’t surprising.

They also found 60% of workers believe coffee improves their mood at work. And 66% of all workers go for hot coffee as their first drink when arriving to work.

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