The Three Most Consumed Beverages In the World

If you thought about what the top three most consumed beverages in the world are, you might believe that soda would be among those numbers.  While soda does hold a special place in the hearts of Americans, the real winners in the beverage wars worldwide are in the water, tea, and beer markets.

Reigning as the number one most consumed beverage in the world is water. This makes perfect sense since it is required for life, but over the past few years there’s been a booming market in bottled and mineral water. Sales revenue for bottled water in the US in 2012 was $11.8 billion wholesale dollars.

Second on the list is tea.  Tea is a curious drink, consumed by people from many cultures in a wide variety of styles. There are a huge number of ways that tea can be processed, each yielding a different flavor profile. Add the caffeine and you’ve got a drink that has some variety to please anyone’s palate.

The third beverage is beer.  There are over 20000 brands of beer in the world, each one with a different mixture of ingredients and brew styles. Like tea, this variety is part of the appeal. The alcohol helps a lot too.

Here at Restaurant Supply, we love all three.  If you enjoy brewing tea for your friends at tailgate parties, we’ve got the beverage dispenser for you.  If you’re looking for a beer dispenser, we can set you up with that, as well.  Water and ice?  Yup.

Special thanks go to Billy Wilson on Flickr for the Creative Commons use of the picture.