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Here's how much coffee Americans drink per day

How many cups of coffee do Americans drink a day? 

It's 6 a.m. and the only thing dragging you out of bed is the rich, deliciously warm aroma of a steaming cup of joe. The second it hits your lips, you're ready to take on the day — at least until 8 a.m. when you're chatting around the coffee maker with your coworker (or not. It's early, and you're still waking up). Fast forward to your 3 p.m. meeting, and you catch yourself pouring another cup to get you through the rest of your day. 

According to 2017 data, this is the daily habit of adult American coffee drinkers — about 44 percent drink between 2 to 3 cups a day based on a 7 ounce cup of coffee.

Here are the rest of the findings: 

  • 26 percent said they drink 1 cup or less (To which I ask, HOW?!)
  • 16 percent said they drink 4 to 5 cups
  • 5 percent said they drink 6 to 8 cups
  • 1 percent said they drink 9 to 10 cups
  • 2 percent said they drink 11 or more cups (that's impressive even for the most addicted coffee drinker)

The vast majority of Americans said they drink coffee in the morning at home, and 36 percent said they drink it in the office, which makes sense because it wakes you up in the morning and keeps you cruising through your 9 to 5 job. That's one of the main reasons why most Americans drink coffee — it wakes us up, we love the taste, and it makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside

There's no doubt that coffee plays a huge role in the United States economy — in 2015 alone, it brought in $225.2 billion in total (wowza). But we don't have a coffee problem, we just have a problem without it. Even with this large impact on the economy, though, the United States still isn't in the top 10 for nations who consume the most coffee (the Nordic countries are where it's at). I think the only logical conclusion is that us Americans need to do better and drink more coffee — I'm looking at you, one-cup-a-day drinkers. 

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a cup of Valhalla Java calling my name. 

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