I will be the first person to admit I love coffee – the taste, the smell and the ritual of drinking it with friends or while working. Whether it is good or bad for you, everyone has their vices and I figure mine could be worse.
Thank heavens I am not the only one who has an obsession with this black liquid . A recent survey (by Career Builder) showed that 46% of full-time workers are less productive without coffee, and I will chime in and say I am a nicer person once I have had one in the morning!
So who are all these people at work drinking coffee? Topping the list of coffee consuming professions are –
Scientists/Lab Technicians – let’s hope all that caffeine doesn’t impact their lab results, instead it inspires them to solve the world’s problems
Marketing/PR Professional – it is in the job description!
Education Administrator – it has to be to relieve the boredom of the job
Editor/Writer – think Newsroom and working 20 hours a day
Healthcare Administrator – again…. boring reports
Physician – see it can’t be that bad if Doctors are drinking it
So where are all these caffeine addicts. You may be surprised to know they aren’t in the US or Australia, but are in Northern Europe.
The top 5 coffee drinking nations (per capita) are – Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands.
So while you are sipping on your coffee reading this, know that you are drinking one of the 500 billion cups of coffee consumed each year!