The "Friends" sure did love their coffee.
Of course, since the gang — Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross — liked to hang out at Central Perk, they naturally consumed a lot of java. But just how much?
London writer Kit Lovelace tallied up the characters' coffee intake in a handy chart that he tweeted:
Digging through old stuff, just found my results from the time I went through all 236 episodes of Friends to see how much coffee they drank. pic.twitter.com/4Kg7QO0mA6— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) June 27, 2017
Not only that, Lovelace broke it down even further, to track the amount of coffee each character consumed over 10 seasons. The results were interesting — all six of them drank less as time went on. Rachel, in particular, jumped a huge amount from seasons 1 to 5, then dropped again — likely following her employment at Central Perk:
Moreover, I then went ahead and broke it down season by season to see how their habits developed and changed over time... pic.twitter.com/IoJ1lDNnpv— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) June 27, 2017
Lovelace even went so far as to tally the cost of all that coffee. And we all wondered how they afforded those giant apartments — clearly, they all had trust funds to pay for them and all that coffee.
It's not unreasonable to assume therefore that a coffee is ~$1.50. That being so, including tips, I also worked out how much they spent... pic.twitter.com/2G9xSbqv7c— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) June 27, 2017