Every morning, as I wait for the elevators in the lobby of my workplace I would see a bunch of people holding a cup of coffee. Especially on Mondays. How many tons of coffee beans does America consume a day? What if these people don’t drink coffee for a day? Will they become less productive, or still be awake? I don’t drink cofee; I’m a tea drinker. I have been drinking tea more frequently since I started my current job. Tea also has a lot of caffeine, but I’m not dependent on it. I buy a box of tea and make it in the office kitchen. I believe that would save me more money vs buying it from outside. How much do coffee drinks spend a year buying cups from stores and street vendors, espeically from StarBucks?