December 5, 2013

My head hurts. I need my 61st cup of coffee.

I was sent a link by Whale Oil to this “awesome” infographic over on the NZ Herald:


For a while, I just couldn’t figure out how on earth they calculated that Kiwis each drink an average of 22,500 cups a year, which equates to over 61 cups of coffee a day!

The 3.7kg of coffee a year figure in the infographic comes from Wikipedia.

However, if you Google “coffee facts New Zealand”, the third result is this page which contains those figures of 7.3 billion cups of year and 22,500 cups per person. The page appears to have been written back in 2009. I guess this is how research is done these days.

Update: The infographic has been edited to remove those figures.