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‘Friends’: Exactly How Much Coffee Did Everyone’s Favorite Friend Group Drink?


Central Perk on display at the opening of the Flagship FRIENDS Experience on March 15, 2021
Central Perk | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

During the show’s long and successful career, the gang drank a lot of coffee. Just how many cups were served, though? According to fans who have tracked the coffee consumption, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey, and Rachel were heavily caffeinated. They consumed 1,154 cups of coffee in 10 seasons. 

When you think about it, it wasn’t really that much coffee 

Sure, when you hear that over 1,000 cups of coffee were poured during the show’s 10-season run, it sounds like a lot. When you break it down, it wasn’t all that much coffee when you consider how many episodes aired and how many characters were drinking those cups of coffee.

Joey, Monica and Julie sit in 'Central Perk'
Joey, Monica and Julie | Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

NBC aired 236 episodes of Friends before the show ended. There were six main cast members, and all of them drank coffee, albeit some drank it more often than others. When you do the math, nearly 5 cups of coffee were served in each Friends’ episodeThat means one of the six pals went without coffee during each episode. 

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Friends remains one of the most iconic shows of the 1990s and early 2000s. Over its ten-season run, the series drew in an incredible number of viewers. The show experienced renewed interest when Netflix and later HBO Max added the series to their streaming catalogs. There are three locations in Friends that are so iconic that they were even turned into Lego sets. One of those locales, a local coffee shop, is beloved by fans of the series. Do you know exactly how many cups of coffee were served at Central Perk, though? Someone did the math. 

How many cups of coffee were served on ‘Friends’? 

Monica Geller, Ross Geller, Chandler Bing, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay, and Rachel Green spent considerable time hanging out in Monica and Rachel’s apartment. When they weren’t spending time in the rent-controlled abode, the gang assembled at Central Perk. 

Central Perk | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

During the show’s long and successful career, the gang drank a lot of coffee. Just how many cups were served, though? According to fans who have tracked the coffee consumption, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey, and Rachel were heavily caffeinated. They consumed 1,154 cups of coffee in 10 seasons. 

When you think about it, it wasn’t really that much coffee 

Sure, when you hear that over 1,000 cups of coffee were poured during the show’s 10-season run, it sounds like a lot. When you break it down, it wasn’t all that much coffee when you consider how many episodes aired and how many characters were drinking those cups of coffee.

Joey, Monica and Julie | Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

NBC aired 236 episodes of Friends before the show ended. There were six main cast members, and all of them drank coffee, albeit some drank it more often than others. When you do the math, nearly 5 cups of coffee were served in each Friends’ episode. That means one of the six pals went without coffee during each episode. 

Twitter user, Kitlochery, took things a step further and kept track of just how many cups of coffee each character drank. According to the user’s calculations, Rachel Green drank the fewest cups of coffee, ingesting 138 cups during the show’s 10-season run. Rachel drank substantially fewer cups than her friends. She drank nearly 100 fewer cups of coffee than the most caffeinated of the Friends crew. That makes sense, though. She spent the first few seasons working at Central Perk, not hanging out. Once she moved on to a new job, she drank far more java. 

Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay | NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

One might expect Phoebe Buffay to abstain from coffee beverages, but the free-spirited member of the group was the most caffeinated, according to Kitlochery. Phoebe had 227 cups of coffee during the show’s illustrious run. 

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Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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