national coffee day

What would you give up for your morning mocha?

587 million cups.

That’s how much Americans drink on an everyday basis. That’s almost two cups of coffee per U.S. resident, in a country that imports more coffee than any other in the world. 

In honor of National Coffee Day, Cumberland Farms released a study today showing what Americans would give up in order to keep their caffeine fix. Some of the results include…

  • 56 percent said even if getting to work late meant getting yelled at by a boss, they would still stop for coffee
  • 69 percent would rather give up alcohol for a week
  • 51 percent would rather be on jury duty for a week

Further proving how essential coffee to most Americans, several fast food and convenience stores are offering free coffee today. They include Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Kangaroo Express, McDonald’s, Wawa, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, and Caribou Coffee.

Chronic coffee drinkers tend to congregate. A recent study found that how much coffee you drink may be related to what kind of job you have. Journalists consumer the most coffee out of any profession (even more than cops), with teachers rounding out third place. Other careers that made the top 10 included plumbers, trade workers, nurses, IT technical support, retail workers, and drivers.

By the way, you don’t have to get yelled at by the boss. Cumberland Farms will be hosting Free Coffee Fridays throughout October at all of their store locations throughout the Northeast and Florida.


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