10 Things You Didn't Know About Coffee


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Tonight's post is about another topic I hold near and dear: coffee.

When you work a full-time+ day job, write books occasionally, run a few content-heavy sites like this one and try to keep up with a 3-year-old, you tend to rely pretty heavily on coffee (and the occasional Red Bull or two). It is definitely not a stretch to say that my sites are fueled by coffee.

Here are 10 of the most interesting coffee statistics I have come across in my travels. Hope you enjoy!

Earliest evidence of coffee drinking: 

15th century 
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World leader in green coffee production: 

Brazil 
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Portion of the world's coffee production that is imported by the U.S.: 

33% 
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Date of the annual International Coffee Day: 

September 29th 
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Percentage of Americans over 18 that drink coffee daily: 

54% 
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Number of 9oz cups of coffee that drinkers average daily: 

3.1 
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Percentage of caffeine consumed in the U.S. that comes from coffee: 

75% 
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Number of coffee shops in the U.S.: 

24,000 
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Percentage of coffee drinkers that drink it black: 

35% 
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Percentage of American coffee drinkers that would rather go without a shower than give up coffee: 

52% 
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Image credit: trophygeek via flickr

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