For many writers, drinking coffee is not optional but mandatory. I drink around four cups of coffee in the morning and occasionally a couple more throughout the afternoon. For me, writing and coffee go together like water and wet.
I am not alone.
I decided to write this blog post because I noticed an exceptional number of images and comments from my Facebook friends about coffee. I saw coffee art, coffee comics, comments from those who have not yet had their coffee, and several ingenious comments from those who were enjoying their coffee. Perhaps there is a link between creativity and coffee.
I did a little research and discovered an article on Dunkin Donuts site called New Dunkin’ Donuts & CareerBuilder® Survey Reveals Which Professionals Need Coffee the Most. How do writers stack up on this coffee drinking survey? We don’t top the list but we are in the top five. Click HERE an infograph produced by ilovecoffee.jp.
Top 15 professionals ranked by consumption
1. Scientist/Lab Technician
2. Marketing/Public Relations Professional
3. Education Administrator
5. Healthcare Administrator
7. Food Preparer
9. Social Worker
10. Financial Professional
11. Personal Caretaker
12. Human Resources Benefits Coordinator
14. Government Professional
15. Skilled Tradesperson (plumber, carpenter, etc)
I’m not sure why Teachers and Scientist outranked writers but I can certainly see why PR people need to stay pumped all day. This survey also revealed how each profession takes their coffee. While attorneys like their coffee black (yuck) and HR folks like cream and sugar, editors and writers are most likely the ones to add flavor to their coffee.
How about you? Are you, like me, a coffee nut (pun intended) that flavors your coffee? Or, do you like yours lightly sweetened or simply black? Leave a comment, let me know.