How Much Coffee Do Americans Drink Every Day and Per Year?

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Do you like coffee? I love it! I'm addicted to it, to say the least. If I don't have at least one cup a day, I may not function properly. In fact, I can easily drink 3-4 large cups a day and even more in the summer. My mom has 6 espresso shots before noon. The addiction is real, but it's because this beverage is so tasty!

But have you ever wondered how much coffee do Americans drink each year and how much does it compare to other nations? Let's find out.

Daily Statistics: Cups of Coffee

It turns out an average American consumes between 2.7 and 3 cups of coffee per day. Not everyone prefers coffee, though; some Americans' drink of choice is tea, soda, and other beverages. It translates into around 400 million cups of coffee getting devoured each day in the United States.

What about the Rest of the World?

Europeans are notorious when it comes to coffee consumption. It's no wonder they dominated the coffee drinking chart, with Finland, Norway and Iceland taking the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places accordingly. England didn't top the list as they love their tea so much.

The United States barely made the cut by taking 25th place with 9.26 pounds of coffee consumed per year per capita. But if you recall, there are 195 countries in the world. Taking the 25th spot out of 195 isn't bad at all.


American people obviously love their coffee. Considering the coffee culture in the country and the number of coffee shops, it's no surprise an average coffee drinker guzzles almost 10 lbs of coffee each year.

However, according to a recent poll, the number one preferred drink isn't coffee. It's not even soda, although it took 2nd place. The number one beverage of choice in the United States is bottled water.

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