Which Industry's Workers Need Coffee More?

September 25, 2012 ( – Food preparation and service workers are professions that need coffee the most, according to a survey by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder.

By Kristen Heinzinger | September 25, 2012
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The survey also reveals that coffee plays a major role in helping workers perk up on the job—43% of those who drink coffee claim they are less productive without it.

According to the survey, the workers that need coffee to get through the workday most are:

  • Food preparation/service workers; 
  • Scientists; 
  • Sales representatives; 
  • Marketing/public relations professionals; 
  • Nurses (nurse, nurse practitioner or physician assistant); 
  • Editors/writers/media workers; 
  • Business executives; 
  • Teachers/instructors (K-12); 
  • Engineering technicians/support; and 
  • IT managers/network administrators.


The majority of coffee drinkers do not stop after one cup, either—63% of workers who drink coffee drink two or more cups each workday; 28% drink three or more.