Your Daily Perk-Me-Up

Red Eye Black Coffee.

Photo by Saige Roberts


Java. Brain juice. Battery acid.

Day-starter. No matter what your pet name for it is, coffee is a permanent fixture of our daily lives.

Here are some stats to add to your favorite cup of Joe.

$18 billion — Total amount spent annually on specialty coffee in the U.S.

30 million — Total number of U.S. coffee drinkers who partake daily of specialty beverages like lattes, cappuccinos and mochas

1790 — The year America’s first wholesale coffee-roasting company started business

120k TONS — Estimated global annual coffee bean consumption

3.1 cups — Number of cups a coffee drinker will consume daily

65% — of Americans drink coffee with breakfast.

9 ounces — Average size of a cup of coffee

The coffee filter was invented by a housewife from Dresden, Germany in 1908.

Average price — $1.38, for a brewed cup of coffee.

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