Americans just cannot do without their cup of coffee. Most people require at least one cup per day in order to carry on with their routine. According to American Journal of Drug and Alcohol abuse, coffee isn’t addictive. This finding does make one feel surprised, considering the fact that it makes most people come back for more and more. If you have been a slave to coffee, then you will be interested in knowing the following statistics.
1) Thirty-two percent of the workers depend on coffee for making it through the day:
A survey carried out by Career builder and Dunkin Donuts in September 2010 in association with Harris Interactive throws light on American’s need for coffee and dependence on caffeine. This statistic is quite significant in the scheme of things, which points out to the fact of how Americans are dependent on coffee to make it through the day, as opposed to consuming coffee in the mornings
2) Forty-three percent of coffee drinkers feel that their productivity gets affected without a cup of coffee on the job:
According to the survey, it was observed that those who didn’t have their cup of coffee while working felt sluggish and withdrawn. They felt that they were more prone to irritation and they were not able to give their best at work.
3) Thirty-seven percent of people while working drank at least two cups of coffee: Statistics observed that for most people just one cup of coffee was not sufficient but they required more than that. This statistic fittingly resembles the above statistic which stated that almost one third of people require coffee to make it through the day.
4) Forty percent of people aged between 18 to 24 struggled to concentrate on work without a cup of coffee at their workplace: People in the age group of 18 to 24 have a lot of energy. However, the statistics found out that workers in this age group, despite their high energy levels, were dependent on coffee and found it tough to focus on work without their regular boost of caffeine.
5) Demanding professionals like nurses and physicians needed coffee the most: Nurses and physicians are the two most demanding professions, full of stress and long working hours. These professionals when surveyed identified themselves as the ones being quite dependent on coffee, to be productive at the optimum level. Other professions who depended on coffee were engineers, hotel workers, machine operators, teachers, food preparers and government workers. Basically, wherever, attention to details was required along with high stamina, coffee was most consumed.
6) Forty-eight percent Northeasterners felt that their productivity was affected without coffee: Home to fast paced and hectic cities like Boston and New York, Northeasterners felt that their productivity got affected if they didn’t get their cup of coffee at their workplace.
7) Thirty-Four percent Midwesterners felt that their productivity was affected without coffee: The laid back Midwesterners felt that their productivity got affected if they didn’t get their cup of coffee at their workplace.
8) Tampa in 2008 was America’s most caffeinated city: Almost in all the surveys, Seattle, the coffee capital of the country did beat most regions to take the title of being the most caffeinated city. The result isn’t surprising, since most of the famous coffee chains are housed out of Seattle. However, in the year 2008, Tampa, gained the number one spot to be the most caffeinated city.
9) Pregnant women consuming 200 or more milligrams of caffeine per day doubled their chances of a miscarriage: The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology advised to expect mothers to consume less than 10 ounces of coffee a day, to reduce the risk of miscarriage.
These are some of the stats concerned with coffee. Certainly, westerners love their cup of coffee.