by Carol Kruger
January 6, 2016
It’s no secret that I enjoy my coffee. Depending on the day, the weather, and my mood, I sometimes fill up my coffee cup before I even take off my coat. It’s the magical elixir that starts my day and focuses my mind. But I’ve never really paid any attention to how much coffee I have every day. I mean, I know it’s more than a couple of cups, but…three cups? Five cups? Eight cups? When not one, but two of my lovely coworkers asked me just how much coffee I drink in a day, I had no answer. So, I created Carol’s Coffee Cup Count to find out.
The rules were simple: for five days I counted every cup of coffee I drank, keeping track on a sheet I posted right above the coffee pot. The result – I am above average! The National Coffee Association stats show the average American drinks three 8-ounce cups of coffee per day. I averaged just more than four cups (4.3 to be exact). That’s still probably more than anyone else at The Wendt Agency, but not nearly enough to be cause for alarm.
But, national stats will only get you so far. I am curious to know how I stack up against other groups. Am I still an above average coffee drinker if I compare myself against Montanans? Ad agency employees? People of Scandinavian descent? Readers of The Wendt Agency blog?
Take the Coffee Cup Count Challenge yourself and, please, let me know your number!