Did you know coffee is consumed at the rate of 1400 million cups per day? According to a recent Pressat survey, people in highly stressful professions are the biggest coffee drinkers: journalists, police officers and teachers. These coffee addicts often consume four cups a day; how many do you drink daily? Regardless of profession, a cup o’ joe is a staple for many in the morning. But if you’re a Starbucks regular and you’re watching your wallet, you may want to consider making your French vanilla latte at home. Studies show that if you have Starbucks everyday, you will spend approximately $7,000 over a 10-year period.
Here are a few more interesting facts about Starbucks coffee to keep in mind:
1. If you skipped Starbucks everyday for a year, you’d be able to buy a round trip ticket to San Francisco from New York.
2. In five years, you’ll see a Starbucks as frequently in China as you do in New York City.
3. Starbucks earned approximately $10.7 billion in sales alone last year. They have 16,850 shops in 40 countries around the world. Lesson learned: if you’re going to sell something, it pays for it to be addictive yet legal.
So journalists, police officers, teachers and everyone else, we hope your Starbucks addiction is under control. Let’s aim for that West Coast trip instead!