Canâ€™t face the day without your daily caffeine fix? Itâ€™s not you â€“ itâ€™s your job.
A recent survey showed the biggest consumers of the brown hot stuff were those with stressful careers.
Journalists consumed the most cups per day, followed by police officers and teachers.
The results, which were released by Pressat, found 85 percent of professionals drank at least three cups of coffee a day.
Out of the more than 10,000 people surveyed, almost 70 percent admitted their jobs would be affected without their daily pick-me-up.
Previous studies have shown that too much caffeine increases blood pressure and can lead to heart disease and stroke.
But how much is too much?
According to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand code, there is no acceptable daily intake for caffeine. However, a study did show evidence of increased anxiety levels in adults at about 210 mg caffeine per day, which is equivalent to around three cups of instant coffee.
Below is a list of the top ten professions for coffee drinking;
1. Journalists and media staff
2. Police officers
4. Plumbers and trade workers
5. Nurses and medical staff
6. Company executives
8. IT technical support
9. Retail staff
So there you have it: it’s not entirely our fault that caffeine practically the only antidote that keep us buzzed. Excuse us while we fill our coffee cups with some more joe.MYNEWSHUB/Text: SARA KHALID