What Profession Drinks the Most Coffee?


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The answer to the question of which career group drinks the most coffee seems to vary depending on when and where the study is conducted; scientists and lab technicians are the most caffeinated professionals, followed by marketing and public relations professionals and education administrators, according to a 2011 survey conducted by CareerBuilder and Dunkin Donuts. However, a 2014 study by the U.K.-based public relations firm Pressat reveals different results, showing that journalists, police officers and teachers are the biggest coffee drinkers. Career Builder and Dunkin Donuts used a sample size of 47,000 American workers for their study, while Pressat queried 10,000 British laborers for theirs.

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In both surveys, the majority of respondents who said they do drink coffee to get through the work day also admitted that they tend to consume more than 2 cups of coffee per day. This may actually be dangerous. Research from the University of South Carolina has indicated that doses of caffeine should not exceed 200mg per day, which is the equivalent of about 4 cups or two mugs of coffee. This means that the average worker, according to both studies, is regularly consuming more than their recommended dose of caffeine by drinking too much coffee.

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