At last! Now we know how much coffee the Friends drank | ...and how much they spent at Central Perk

At last! Now we know how much coffee the Friends drank

...and how much they spent at Central Perk

comedyAnother piece has been added to the Jigsaw of human knowledge.

We now know exactly how many cups of coffee Ross, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe quaffed during all ten seasons of Friends.

London-based writer Kit Lovelace tracked every beverage consumed over the shows' 236 episodes and found that a total of 1,154 cups of coffee were drunk across the show's decade-long run.

Lisa Kudrow's Phoebe drank the most – 227 – while Jennifer Aniston's Rachel consumed the fewest at 138. 'It makes sense that Rachel didn't rack up so many cups as she was a waitress for so long,' Lovelace surmises.

His research was inspired by a 2013 blog entry on the Scientific American website which pointed out the dangers of the caffeine ingested at Central Perk.

The writer told Huffington Post that he wasn't 'a huge die-hard fan of the series,' but just wanted to fill 'what seemed like a significant gap in our shared pop culture knowledge."

"So over one particularly slow week, I tried to figure it out," he said.

He also worked out how each character's coffee consumption changed over time:

And how much each spent, assuming $1.50 per cup – which is surely an underestimate – plus 20 per cent tip. In total, that came to just over $2,000, not bad for six characters over the course of a decade.

Published: 29 Jun 2017

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