Coffee provides instant energy, but Americans love coffee so much that approximately 83% of American adults drink coffee, thereby, making America the world’s biggest consumer of the beverage. Average amount of caffeine consumed by American adult per day is 300 mg. Around 65% of Americans drink at least 13 cups of coffee a week.
Nearly $18 billion is spent on specialty coffee and close to $4 billion is the amount of coffee imported annually. Restlessness, nervousness, red face, rambling, sleeplessness are considered as the symptoms of caffeine overdose. Around 68% of Americans need to drink coffee as soon as they get up and every 3 out 5 coffee drinkers want coffee to start off the day.
Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal are headaches, fatigue, depressed mood. There is some amount of caffeine in coffee and recently American Psychiatric Association(APA) has released a Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders which includes caffeine intoxication and caffeine withdrawal as mental disorders.
APA now equates coffee with alcohol, nicotine, heroin, cannabis. Hawaii is the only place where coffee is grown in USA. There are other countries who love coffee far more than Americans, for instance, Norway leads coffee consumption in the world.