Coffee Rituals, Coffee Addictions... A Popular Beverage and a Hot Topic

Ahhhh... coffee. That cup of morning glory that so many of us covet. And how many have established rituals associated with that first delectable sip of hot coffee? Coffee makers are set to brew the night before. Coffee beans are imported from specific international sources. For some, the day simply doesn’t start until a Starbucks coffee is in hand.

No doubt, you’ve also read or heard about how coffee is bad for you – and good for you. What about coffee or caffeine addictions? Different sources and research run the gamete on whether or not coffee addictions are even possible. A popular beverage and a hot topic... Following are more stimulating facts about this second most consumed beverage in the world.

Coffee Addiction – Interest in “Coffee Tables” Far Surpasses Concerns

One might assume that “coffee addiction” would be a popular search term in online queries. Aren’t people worried about that mid-morning headache when they haven’t had their first cup of coffee? Apparently not. Powerful new research recently analyzed millions of pieces of data on searches related to coffee. Why? Well, to provide some fascinating reading material while you sip your java, of course!

The most frequently searched term that came up in this study was “coffee table”, with an incredible 1.7 million searches over a one-year period (see Graph 1 below). “Coffee maker”, at second, is less surprising, but the frequency of variations on the top phrases “coffee tables” and “coffee makers” reiterate the popularity of these two terms.

Coffee Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 100,000  1800000
coffee table    1742565
coffee maker    1495798
coffee tables    1243775
coffee makers    1179690
coffee shop    980952
coffee beans    906801
coffee pot    735807
coffee mugs    622989
hot coffee    538833
bunn coffee    525584
starbucks coffee    517340
coffee cup    488322
coffee cake    337426
coffee pots    333895
coffee cups    293010
espresso coffee    286064
coffee grinder    281353
gourmet coffee    280994
coffee bean    274265
cup of coffee    272516
kona coffee    264872
cup coffee    259128
coffee shops    241729
best coffee    238923
coffee mug    233153
coffee machine    232931
coffee pods    223303
mountain coffee    219623
caribou coffee    215179
green coffee    190893
100,000 1800000

Which is the Best Coffee Shop?

Now, here is a question that weighs heavily on the minds of coffee drinkers everywhere – which is the best coffee shop? This is evidenced by the ranking of “coffee shop” in 5th place, with close to one million annual searches, The terms that follow all seem to “support the habit” – “coffee beans”, “coffee pot”, “coffee mugs” and “hot coffee”. Graph 2 tallies the single word occurrences, and reveals that the term “coffee” is searched over 26 million times each year, that’s over 72,000 queries each day!

Coffee - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in coffee searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 coffee exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  28,000,000
coffee    26377361
table    1744869
maker    1565783
tables    1273724
makers    1182072
cup    1039231
shop    985234
beans    908358
pot    763203
mugs    662755
bunn    554494
hot    541301
starbucks    526216
espresso    513338
machine    372168
cake    344866
pots    337776
cups    336118
green    328109
gourmet    315302
grinder    310139
bean    295877
best    287418
kona    270328
amsterdam    258034
mug    249001
shops    241761
black    235342
pods    224106
mountain    222654
caribou    215179
tea    208794
machines    206415
house    199159
grinders    189757
braun    189183
press    186521
gift    182309
top    174169
free    168286
flavored    158908
glass    153178
antique    152916
irish    150532
french    148105
recipe    146351
cuisinart    145487
business    140914
roaster    126534
gevalia    126269
vacuum    125516
travel    124489
mate    123819
recipes    123703
roasters    123656
how    123341
break    122421
single    121761
commercial    121024
trade    117984
home    114991
mod    112422
parts    110260
krups    109188
gta    108999
art    104056
roasting    103884
fair    102745
baskets    99255
history    98541
wholesale    98339
blue    97166
reviews    97113
san    97063
round    96072
enema    93925
pictures    91641
stainless    91465
steel    90386
filters    89532
chocolate    89002
modern    88125
flavia    86018
andreas    85507
franchise    84214
tree    82931
decker    82574
vending    81303
facts    81176
iced    80987
organic    80299
caffeine    76453
filter    76135
pod    75981
beds    75359
drip    75212
lift    74962
company    74419
personalized    73122
square    72988
0 28,000,000

Addictions Research – A Serious Topic

This page has made light of the topic of coffee addictions, only because a coffee addiction, if there is such a thing, does not pose serious health issues. Clear Haven Centre has generously sponsored this research for informative and entertainment purposes only.

This respected drug and alcohol rehab centre near Montreal, Quebec does anything but minimize the importance of addictions issues. Clear Haven takes substance abuse research and treatment very seriously and continually strives to conduct research and enhance the offering of rehabilitation and recovery programs. To read more studies on a wide range of addiction topics, please visit other pages on this site.

Coffee - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 60,000  200,000
braun coffee    186796
amsterdam coffee    186285
coffee grinders    176398
coffee gift    168782
bunn coffee maker    167507
bunn coffee makers    166897
flavored coffee    156092
green coffee beans    155598
coffee machines    152645
coffee house    152619
free coffee    145184
black coffee    143721
irish coffee    139680
cuisinart coffee    135262
coffee espresso    133511
antique coffee    129974
green mountain coffee    127760
coffee mate    123819
gevalia coffee    123236
vacuum coffee    122641
coffee break    122366
glass coffee    114342
coffee roasters    114045
hot coffee mod    112422
coffee mod    112422
commercial coffee    110043
press coffee    107197
french press coffee    105420
coffee roaster    103977
krups coffee    103917
fair trade coffee    100051
coffee enema    93828
blue mountain coffee    91863
round coffee    89839
braun coffee makers    89717
coffee filters    87752
modern coffee    87161
best coffee makers    86578
coffee gift baskets    86067
flavia coffee    85629
san andreas hot coffee    85410
amsterdam coffee shop    83184
cup coffee maker    82901
coffee roasting    82787
coffee cake recipe    82774
stainless steel coffee    80046
coffee vending    79161
coffee press    76401
single cup coffee    76321
coffee tree    75468
drip coffee    75154
decker coffee    74899
coffee company    74256
organic coffee    72877
coffee stains    70876
travel coffee    70741
coffee houses    70641
square coffee    70403
history of coffee    70372
gta hot coffee    68620
modern coffee tables    67111
iced coffee    66282
hawaiian coffee    66241
amsterdam coffee shops    65481
coffee facts    64021
coffee recipes    63996
coffee plant    62853
glass coffee table    62640
coffee franchise    61164
coffee espresso machine    61100
60,000 200,000