The One Where We Worked Out How Much Each Friends Character Spent On Coffee

Despite having full-time jobs, the Friends characters seemed to spend most of their time at Central Perk. Well, we decided to work out exactly how much money they would have spent on coffee and tea over all 10 seasons, as well as how many calories they would have consumed. Check out the results for yourself, but Oh. My. God...

Coffee
Coffee beans
central perk

Favorite drink of each Friends character

Monica
Monica
Decaf Cappuccino
Ingredients of Decaf Cappuccino
espresso
milk
sugar
$ 3.95
Cal 165
Rachel
Rachel
Decaf Cappuccino
Ingredients of Decaf Cappuccino
espresso
milk
sugar
$ 3.95
Cal 165
Phoebe
Phoebe
Decaf Cappuccino
Ingredients of Decaf Cappuccino
espresso
milk
sugar
$ 3.95
Cal 165
Ross
Ross
Iced tea
Ingredients of Iced tea
coffee
boiled water
sugar
$ 2.25
Cal 90
Chandler
Chandler
Black coffee
Ingredients of Black coffee
tea
cold water
ice
$ 2.50
Cal 16
Joey
Joey
Latte
Ingredients of Latte
coffee
frothy milk
sugar
$ 3.95
Cal 240
Coffee beans

Total over all seasons

Title
Monica
Monica
Rachel
Rachel
Phoebe
Phoebe
Ross
Ross
Chandler
Chandler
Joey
Joey
Total
Total drinks
200
138
226
189
212
189
1,154
Total amount
$ 790.00
$ 545.10
$ 892.70
$ 425.25
$ 530.00
$ 746.55
$ 3,929.60
Total calories
33,000
22,770
37,290
17,010
3,392
45,360
158,822
Total drinks
Monica
Monica
200
Rachel
Rachel
138
Phoebe
Phoebe
226
Ross
Ross
189
Chandler
Chandler
212
Joey
Joey
189
Total
1154
Total dollars
Monica
Monica
$ 790.00
Rachel
Rachel
$ 545.10
Phoebe
Phoebe
$ 892.70
Ross
Ross
$ 425.25
Chandler
Chandler
$ 530.00
Joey
Joey
$ 746.55
Total
$ 3,929.60
Total calories
Monica
Monica
33000
Rachel
Rachel
22770
Phoebe
Phoebe
37290
Ross
Ross
17010
Chandler
Chandler
3392
Joey
Joey
45360
Total
158822

Total for each character

Monica
Monica
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
All seasons
Total drinks
22
24
20
22
32
16
20
14
18
12
200
Total amount
$ 86.90
$ 94.80
$ 79.00
$ 86.90
$ 126.40
$ 63.20
$ 79.00
$ 55.30
$ 71.10
$ 47.40
$ 790.00
Calories in drink
3,630
3,960
3,300
3,630
5,280
2,640
3,300
2,310
2,970
1,980
33,000
Rachel
Rachel
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
All seasons
Total drinks
10
8
11
18
18
23
14
17
11
8
138
Total amount
$ 39.50
$ 31.60
$ 43.45
$ 71.10
$ 71.10
$ 90.85
$ 55.30
$ 67.15
$ 43.45
$ 31.60
$ 545.10
Calories in drink
1,650
1,320
1,815
2,970
2,970
3,795
2,310
2,805
1,815
1,320
22,770
Phoebe
Phoebe
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
All seasons
Total drinks
27
32
27
18
20
23
27
20
18
14
226
Total amount
$ 106.65
$ 126.40
$ 106.65
$ 71.10
$ 79.00
$ 90.85
$ 106.65
$ 79.00
$ 71.10
$ 55.30
$ 892.70
Calories in drink
4,455
5,280
4,455
2,970
3,300
3,795
4,455
3,300
2,970
2,310
37,290
Ross
Ross
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
All seasons
Total drinks
28
19
21
13
19
23
17
19
17
13
189
Total amount
$ 63.00
$ 42.75
$ 47.25
$ 29.25
$ 42.75
$ 51.75
$ 38.25
$ 42.75
$ 38.25
$ 29.25
$ 425.25
Calories in drink
2,520
1,710
1,890
1,170
1,710
2,070
1,530
1,710
1,530
1,170
17,010
Chandler
Chandler
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
All seasons
Total drinks
38
19
32
17
34
21
19
8
11
13
212
Total amount
$ 95.00
$ 47.50
$ 80.00
$ 42.50
$ 85.00
$ 52.50
$ 47.50
$ 20.00
$ 27.50
$ 32.50
$ 530.00
Calories in drink
608
304
512
272
544
336
304
128
176
208
3,392
Joey
Joey
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
All seasons
Total drinks
32
17
19
21
25
17
19
11
15
13
189
Total amount
$ 126.40
$ 67.15
$ 75.05
$ 82.95
$ 98.75
$ 67.15
$ 75.05
$ 43.45
$ 59.25
$ 51.35
$ 746.55
Calories in drink
7,680
4,080
4,560
5,040
6,000
4,080
4,560
2,640
3,600
3,120
45,360
Monica
Monica
Season 1
Number of Drinks
22
Total amount
$ 86.90
Calories in drink
3630
Season 2
Number of Drinks
24
Total amount
$ 94.80
Calories in drink
3960
Season 3
Number of Drinks
20
Total amount
$ 79.00
Calories in drink
3300
Season 4
Number of Drinks
22
Total amount
$ 86.90
Calories in drink
3630
Season 5
Number of Drinks
32
Total amount
$ 126.40
Calories in drink
5280
Season 6
Number of Drinks
16
Total amount
$ 63.20
Calories in drink
2640
Season 7
Number of Drinks
20
Total amount
$ 79.00
Calories in drink
3300
Season 8
Number of Drinks
14
Total amount
$ 55.30
Calories in drink
2310
Season 9
Number of Drinks
18
Total amount
$ 71.10
Calories in drink
2970
Season 10
Number of Drinks
12
Total amount
$ 47.40
Calories in drink
1980
All Seasons
Number of Drinks
200
Total amount
$ 790.00
Calories in drink
33000
Rachel
Rachel
Season 1
Number of Drinks
10
Total amount
$ 39.50
Calories in drink
1650
Season 2
Number of Drinks
8
Total amount
$ 31.60
Calories in drink
1320
Season 3
Number of Drinks
11
Total amount
$ 43.45
Calories in drink
1815
Season 4
Number of Drinks
18
Total amount
$ 71.10
Calories in drink
2970
Season 5
Number of Drinks
18
Total amount
$ 71.10
Calories in drink
2970
Season 6
Number of Drinks
23
Total amount
$ 90.85
Calories in drink
3795
Season 7
Number of Drinks
14
Total amount
$ 55.30
Calories in drink
2310
Season 8
Number of Drinks
17
Total amount
$ 67.15
Calories in drink
2805
Season 9
Number of Drinks
11
Total amount
$ 43.45
Calories in drink
1815
Season 10
Number of Drinks
8
Total amount
$ 31.60
Calories in drink
1320
All Seasons
Number of Drinks
138
Total amount
$ 545.10
Calories in drink
22770
Phoebe
Phoebe
Season 1
Number of Drinks
27
Total amount
$ 106.65
Calories in drink
4455
Season 2
Number of Drinks
32
Total amount
$ 126.40
Calories in drink
5280
Season 3
Number of Drinks
27
Total amount
$ 106.65
Calories in drink
4455
Season 4
Number of Drinks
18
Total amount
$ 71.10
Calories in drink
2970
Season 5
Number of Drinks
20
Total amount
$ 79.00
Calories in drink
3300
Season 6
Number of Drinks
23
Total amount
$ 90.85
Calories in drink
3795
Season 7
Number of Drinks
27
Total amount
$ 106.65
Calories in drink
4455
Season 8
Number of Drinks
20
Total amount
$ 79.00
Calories in drink
3300
Season 9
Number of Drinks
18
Total amount
$ 71.10
Calories in drink
2970
Season 10
Number of Drinks
14
Total amount
$ 55.30
Calories in drink
2310
All Seasons
Number of Drinks
226
Total amount
$ 892.70
Calories in drink
37290
Ross
Ross
Season 1
Number of Drinks
28
Total amount
$ 63.00
Calories in drink
2520
Season 2
Number of Drinks
19
Total amount
$ 42.75
Calories in drink
1710
Season 3
Number of Drinks
21
Total amount
$ 47.25
Calories in drink
1890
Season 4
Number of Drinks
13
Total amount
$ 29.25
Calories in drink
1170
Season 5
Number of Drinks
19
Total amount
$ 42.75
Calories in drink
1710
Season 6
Number of Drinks
23
Total amount
$ 51.75
Calories in drink
2070
Season 7
Number of Drinks
17
Total amount
$ 38.25
Calories in drink
1530
Season 8
Number of Drinks
19
Total amount
$ 42.75
Calories in drink
1710
Season 9
Number of Drinks
17
Total amount
$ 38.25
Calories in drink
1530
Season 10
Number of Drinks
13
Total amount
$ 29.25
Calories in drink
1170
All Seasons
Number of Drinks
189
Total amount
$ 425.25
Calories in drink
17010
Chandler
Chandler
Season 1
Number of Drinks
38
Total amount
$ 95.00
Calories in drink
608
Season 2
Number of Drinks
19
Total amount
$ 47.50
Calories in drink
304
Season 3
Number of Drinks
32
Total amount
$ 80.00
Calories in drink
512
Season 4
Number of Drinks
17
Total amount
$ 42.50
Calories in drink
272
Season 5
Number of Drinks
34
Total amount
$ 85.00
Calories in drink
544
Season 6
Number of Drinks
21
Total amount
$ 52.50
Calories in drink
336
Season 7
Number of Drinks
19
Total amount
$ 47.50
Calories in drink
304
Season 8
Number of Drinks
8
Total amount
$ 20.00
Calories in drink
128
Season 9
Number of Drinks
11
Total amount
$ 27.50
Calories in drink
176
Season 10
Number of Drinks
13
Total amount
$ 32.50
Calories in drink
208
All Seasons
Number of Drinks
212
Total amount
$ 530.00
Calories in drink
3392
Joey
Joey
Season 1
Number of Drinks
32
Total amount
$ 126.40
Calories in drink
7680
Season 2
Number of Drinks
17
Total amount
$ 67.15
Calories in drink
4080
Season 3
Number of Drinks
19
Total amount
$ 75.05
Calories in drink
4560
Season 4
Number of Drinks
21
Total amount
$ 82.95
Calories in drink
5040
Season 5
Number of Drinks
25
Total amount
$ 98.75
Calories in drink
6000
Season 6
Number of Drinks
17
Total amount
$ 67.15
Calories in drink
4080
Season 7
Number of Drinks
19
Total amount
$ 75.05
Calories in drink
4560
Season 8
Number of Drinks
11
Total amount
$ 43.45
Calories in drink
2640
Season 9
Number of Drinks
15
Total amount
$ 59.25
Calories in drink
3600
Season 10
Number of Drinks
13
Total amount
$ 51.35
Calories in drink
3120
All Seasons
Number of Drinks
189
Total amount
$ 746.55
Calories in drink
45360

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His comments

Monica
Monica Decaf Cappuccino

If anyone needs to stick to decaf, it′s Monica. She′s pretty high-strung, and it almost frightens me to think how high her stress levels would hit if it were also powered by caffeine.

Still, she′s a good friend and if you ever needed somebody to talk to over a warm, frothy beverage, she′d be there for you.

Rachel
Rachel Decaf Cappuccino

As the fashionista of the group, Rachel is probably the most discerning about the quality of her coffee. I have no doubt she′d prefer caffeine but chooses decaf for misguided health reasons.

It′s the ′90s, so the health benefits of caffeine aren′t yet widely known. I could see Rachel making the switch to caffeinated at some point. She′s not a morning person.

Phoebe
Phoebe Decaf Cappuccino

Phoebe′s no coffee snob. I don′t think she cares much about the origin of her beans, the degree of the roast, or Gunther putting just the right tamp on her espresso.

She′s easygoing enough to take whatever you serve her, but I′m sure she′d pick the highest quality coffee in a blind taste test, just by accident.

Chandler
Chandler Black coffee

Black coffee suits Chandler. He might be the least pretentious of the Friends characters, so it makes sense that his drink is no frills as well.

The caffeine won′t help him with his nerves around women, but it will help him focus on his work as a data analyst. And Chandler is frugal—he′s not going to drop any more cash than necessary on his morning joe.

Ross
Ross Iced tea

Ross once mocked Chandler for drinking chocolate milk at age 29, so it′s ironic that his go-to order is another child′s drink. It′s also a shame, because he′d make a great coffee geek.

Coffee brewing is science. Give Ross a home espresso machine and he′d spend hours tweaking variables to get just the right extraction.

Joey
Joey Latte

Italians don′t put milk in their coffee after noon, so Joey′s all-hours embrace of the caffe latte tells us he′s more new country than old.

The high milk content in a latte means it contains more protein and more fat than almost any other coffee drink, and since Joey is an eating machine, perhaps the latte is just his way of holding off the hunger until his next meal.