Whether you simply enjoy the taste of coffee or desperately need it to function, it’s a part of most American’s everyday lives—87% of people to be exact, according to a survey by Zagat. With the average American consuming an average 2.3 cups of coffee a day—that’s a whole lotta coffee.

But who is tipping the scales on drinking the most? (Remember, 2.3 cups is the average). Thanks to research conducted by Dunkin' Donuts and CareerBuilder, we’ve got insight on the professions whose demanding or on-the-go jobs require it most. 

  1. Scientist/Lab Technician
  2. Marketing/Public Relations Professional
  3. Education Administrator
  4. Editor/Writer
  5. Healthcare Administrator
  6. Physician
  7. Food Preparer
  8. Professor
  9. Social Worker
  10. Financial Professional
  11. Personal Caretaker
  12. Human Resources Benefits Coordinator
  13. Nurse
  14. Government Professional
  15. Skilled Tradesperson (plumber, carpenter, etc)

It’s no surprise that the medical community—healthcare administrators, physicians and nurses—landed in the top 15. In these professions, you rarely sit down all day and you’ve got people whose lives depend on you. It’s pressure on your body and your mind. 

A cup of coffee helps relax and refuel you when you’re on the go, but there’s also a growing body of research to suggest that moderate coffee drinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and dementia and have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes.

So maybe the medical community and professions like social workers and personal caregivers are on to something?

Whatever the reason for refilling their cup, as the Official Bank of Coffee, we tip our mugs to the professional organizations, hard-working entrepreneurs and first responders who are always on the go providing vital services to our communities. 

For a limited time, Equity Bank is making a $25 donation to the following local causes, and several others, with every new checking account opening. Plus a free bag of premium coffee for you!

  • Andover Fire Department
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita, KC, and Northeast KS
  • Answering the Call
  • Synergy Services
  • Warrensburg Police Department
  • Sweet Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Sedalia School District Security Officers
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Henry County
  • City of Windsor - Sanitation Group
  • Sheridan County EMS
  • Ellis Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wesley House
  • Boone County Fire Departments
  • Ponca City Police Foundation
  • Tulsa Fire & Police

Coffee and doing good, now that’s the perfect blend! Click here to learn more about how you can fuel a local cause in your area.