Today is National Coffee Day
Written by Rick Rizer on October 1, 2018
Today is International Coffee Day. Originating in Ethiopia and tracing its first consumption to Sufi monasteries in 15th-century Yemen, coffee has been energizing people around the world for over 600 years. Today, this piping hot liquid is a breakfast staple in hundreds of countries – some 2.2 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the globe each day. Here are some fun java facts from 2018 surveys by the National Coffee Association and Offers.com:
- About 1.4 billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world each day, mostly in the morning during breakfast.
- Average consumers spend $7.90 per week on coffee with 64 percent spending anywhere from $1 to $20 a week on coffee.
- 66% of consumers make coffee at home; 18% buy it in a coffee shop and 16% get it at work.
- 82% drink coffee at breakfast; 41% drank it between breakfast and lunch; 13% drank it in the evening.
- 32% of respondents said they take their coffee black; 28% use cream and sugar; 24% use only milk or cream and 7% only sugar.
- How much buzz is in a cup ‘o joe? Generally an 8-ounce brew contains about 95 milligrams of caffeine. Decaf has about 2 milligrams.