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# How much coffee does the average American drink?

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As of 2014, statistics show that the average American drink approximately 3.1 cups of coffee per day. The average size of a typical cup of coffee is about 9 ounces.

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Another interesting statistic on coffee is that there are about 100 million Americans who drink coffee on a daily basis. Approximately 65 percent of coffee consumption occurs during breakfast time. Likewise, about 24 percent of coffee drinkers drink at least 13 cups of coffee per week.

Although there are many countries that produce coffee, such as Colombia, India and Mexico, Brazil produces about 30 percent of the world’s coffee supply.

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According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, drinks containing caffeine cause the body to react much like a laxative would; however, exceeding two to three cups of coffee or tea daily can trigger diarrhea.

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The ratio of coffee to cups brewed is 1 tablespoon of ground coffee for a 6-ounce cup and 2 tablespoons of coffee for a 12-ounce cup, so 8 cups would require about 1.5 tablespoon scoops of ground coffee, depending on the serving size. This amount makes a regular strength brew.

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An amount of 3 3/4 cups of ground coffee is needed for a 30-cup pot. A standard ratio to brew a cup of coffee is two tablespoons for 6 ounces of water. Using this standard, it would take 60 tablespoons for a 30-cup pot. Converting this amount to cups is 3 3/4 cups of ground coffee.