Today is National Coffee Day

Written by 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.

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