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This Is Exactly How Much Coffee The Cast Of FRIENDS Drank in 10 Seasons

Sometimes we have to thank people with too much time on their hands, because they often provide us with information we didn’t know we needed.

The perfect example are these charts made by Twitter user Kit Lovelace, which show the exact amount of coffee the cast of Friends drank throughout their 10 seasons of being the funniest show ever.

Lovelace said he watched every single one of the 236 episodes and counted every time one of the six main characters poured, purchased, or drank a cup of coffee.

Of course, a good deal of the crew’s time was spent at the good ol’ Central Perk Cafe, but Lovelace made sure to keep a careful eye on non-Central Perk scenes.

Right off the bat, we learn that the ever-quirky Phoebe Buffay tops the leader board with 227 cups of coffee. Right behind her was Ms. Chanandler Bong, I mean, Chandler Bing, with 212 cups.

This may or may not be surprising, but in last place was Rachel Green with only 138 cups. For someone who worked at Central Perk, you’d think she’d have poured more coffee, but then again, she was always a terrible waitress.

Going even deeper into this research, he broke down the coffee stats by season, to see how drastically their habits changed over the years. With that chart, it looks like Rachel didn’t drink much coffee through the first two seasons, which is probably why she fell so far behind everyone else, while Monica and Chandler had a crazy spike in season five. That was the season where the two started dating, so maybe that had something to do with the sudden influx of caffeine.

Going even deeper than any human ever could on this subject, Lovelace estimated how much the six friends spent on coffee, averaging each cup at $1.50 a cup, and assuming they’re decent tippers, they spent a total of $2,077.20 on coffee over the 10 seasons.

If you aren’t stoked about this information, I’m sorry, but for hardcore Friends fans, this is everything.


‘The One with the Free Coffee’ — Real ‘Friends’ Coffee Shop Coming to NYC


In case that Friends reunion on Jimmy Kimmel left you feeling a little ho-hum, you may soon get a chance to bum around at 11 am on a workday on the actual big orange couch from the show, thanks to the upcoming Central Perk pop-up in New York City.

In honor of the upcoming Friends 20th anniversary, Warner Bros. has partnered with Eight O’Clock Coffee to bring an actual pop-up replica of Central Perk to Manhattan. The shop will come complete with themed decor, bizarre folk musical performances a la Smelly Cat, and, as we mentioned, chances to take #SofaSelfies on the same plush orange couch the “Friends” sat on.


Speaking of, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe have not been scheduled to make appearances, but there will be free “Central Perk Roast” coffee on hand and chances to win Friends merchandise, which is kind of or in other words nowhere near as nice.

Central Perk will run from September 17 through October 18, Monday – Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and weekends from 10 am to 8 pm.

H/T Time


Someone Opened a Real-Life ‘Friends’ Central Perks Cafe in Beijing


Friends fans, rejoice! While the sitcom that pretty much ran the 90s may have fallen from prime time grace in America, it’s apparently still all the rage in China. So much so that one super-fan, Du Xin, recreated the show’s famous Central Perk Cafe in Beijing (originally located in Central Park in New York, but not really, which is news to me). It’s got the same giant window logo, same entry way, and even the couch where Ross, Rachel and company shared witticisms. But this is 2013. You don’t have to share witticisms any more. Instead, you can sit on that orange couch and watch reruns while sipping your latte.

“I’m crazy about Friends,” Xin said in an interview with NPR. “For me, it’s a religion. It’s my life.”

Don’t worry. This isn’t creepy or crazy. Xin managed to turn his obsession into a business, opening a second cafe in Shanghai. The menus serve snacks (and lulz) from the show, so prepare for lots of Joey-esque references over the pastry you’re nibbling.

This gives me hope. Maybe someone will do this for Boy Meets World. Hint, hint, readers. Hint, hint.

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