Monday, February 16, 2009

Let's Have a Coffee Date

I've had this annoying headache for the past few days, especially in the morning, and I can't figure out what's causing it. Z asked if I'd had any coffee. I said no.. and am now sipping a cup, but it got me thinking.. I can't be addicted when I only average 3-4 cups per week, can I?

[Sidenote:] I work in an office with 4-5 men, depending on who's run to a job site. These men go through ~4 pots of coffee per day- BY THEMSELVES! Is it just me or is that crazy?? They drink it like water. I limit myself to a cup in the morning only if I'm really sleepy- which is 3-4 days per week.

Anyway, I think Coffee, in moderation, is just heavenly. I recently brought International Delight's Chocolate Mint Truffle (It was a limited edition flavor, almost gone now) and gave it a try. It was AMAZING. Especially if you like mint chocolate things.

Now, for all you coffee lovers, here are some interesting statistics found here:
  • Coffee statistics show that among coffee drinkers the average consumption in the United States is 3.1 cups of coffee per day.
  • 65% of all coffee is consumed during breakfast hours, 30% between meals, and the remaining 5% with other meals.
  • 35% of coffee drinkers prefer black coffee; 65% prefer to add sugar and/or cream
  • Women indicated that drinking coffee is a good way to relax. Men indicated that coffee helps them get the job done.
  • Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world.
  • Over 50% of Americans over 18 years of age drink coffee every day. This represents over 150 million daily drinkers. 30 million American adults drink specialty coffee beverages daily; which include a mocha, latte, espresso, cafĂ© mocha, cappuccino, frozen/iced coffee beverages, etc.
For more, check out their website.

*excuse me while I continue sipping and attempting to remove this headache...


Habbala said...

I pour myself a cup of coffee each morning, some mornings I finish it and some I only drink about half. If I have a headache though, caffeine is totally helpful. I get migraines, and when I was younger my medicine was called cafregot-- it had caffeine in it and caffeine expands the blood vessels in your head.

Have a wonderful morning!

C said...

Interesting! I definitely don't feel as bad for drinking coffee now! Thanks girl! ;)

Lindsey said...

Interesting facts!!! I am def a statistic!