If you blow through half a pound of coffee by yourself every week, you’re on par with the average Finnish citizen. According to WorldAtlas, Finland consumes an average of 26.45 pounds of coffee per capita per year—more than any other country in the world. And since that “per capita” includes children and other caffeine-free folks, the actual amount for each coffee drinker is probably quite a bit more.
If you’re like the majority of Americans, you probably can’t start your day without a morning cup of joe. In fact, the average coffee drinker in the U.S. consumes 2.7 cups of coffee per day.
Notable leaders and thought leaders who were serious coffee drinkers include Napoleon Bonaparte, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Voltaire, Balzac, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and, yes, Oprah.
Sweet food is even sweeter when you drink coffee. This is shown by the result of research from Aarhus University. The results have just been published in the scientific journal Foods.
As of today, Friday, April Question Mark 2020, more than 300 million Americans—indeed, more than 3 billion people worldwide—are living in a state of pandemic lockdown, in an effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus. Lives are at stake, and millions are out of work, especially those in the hospitality industry: restaurant workers, cafe owners, and baristas are among the hardest hit.
Of the 18,000 quick-service donut shops in the country, Americans ordered 2 billion servings of coffee in the year ending October 2019 versus only 805 million donuts.