10 Most Consumed Beverages in the World

Tea, Coffee, Beer are all classified under a category of food items that we call Beverages. By definition, a beverage is any drink that is not water. Surely enough, every culture around the world is united by the fact that we all consume beverages. But have you ever wondered what is the most commonly consumed one? Is it tea? Perhaps orange juice? If you have wondered what the world’s most consumed beverage is then you, my friend, have come to the right place!

Beverages play a key role in a major part of our day to day life and our most memorable night outs. They keep you hydrated (although there are those that leave you dehydrated), light up your parties and leave you happy and satisfied knowing that refreshment, bravado, and rejuvenation are all just a drink away. One glass of beer can solve an argument you had with your best friend and a well-served glass of wine can add class to your dinner plans.

Beverages are great additions to any social event as well as great personal refreshment

We all have preferences when it comes to the type of food we love and the same applies to beverages. Some may prefer tea while others may like coffee. While you love Vodka with lemonade, your friend might love just a glass of red wine. No matter what the choice is, beverages are here to stay.

There is a beverage for every weather and occasion. So what are you waiting for? Grab a cup of coffee and read along this list of yummy liquid delights.

1. Tea

Tea Most consumed beverages

This perfect blend of mesmerizing aroma with refreshing taste is consumed the most worldwide. Tea is preferred more than any other beverage across the globe. This shouldn’t come as any surprise as almost everyone on earth has consumed this drink at least once. It can be a bit bitter, nutty, and sweet.

No matter if it’s a hectic day or a pretty winter vacation, tea can lighten your mood in seconds. The aromatic beverage is well known for soothing many ailments too. Green tea, black tea, and many more varieties are preferred by diabetic patients to keep themselves hydrated throughout the day and maintain their health well being. Not to mention that tea is a rich source of anti-oxidants.

Tea is preferred by all age groups and is a must on a cool Sunday morning. Tea is so good at providing warmth to your body that in the upper reaches of the Himalayas, sweet tea made with Yak milk is quite the lifesaver.

2. Coffee

Coffee worlds most consumed beverage

Tea is alright but thank God for Coffee!

If energy can be poured into a cup, then coffee is what it would be!. Though it is recommended to avoid coffee due to the caffeine content, there are hundreds of reasons we choose the energizing aromatic concoction above all. The fragrance itself can wake you up and pull you out of a tedious day.

Made from roasted coffee beans, coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world after tea. The African beverage is mainly known for its stimulating effects and bittersweet taste.

Taste and smell of coffee are sometimes like chocolate with caramel and sometimes harsh and sour. Cappuccino, Espresso, Mocha, there is a type of coffee for everyone.

3. Beer

Beer most consued alcoholic beverage

Move over crude oil, Beer is the real liquid gold. Consumed by millions across the world, it comes as no surprise that Beer is ranked so highly in a list of most consumed beverages.

Made for centuries across Europe, Beer is an alcoholic beverage that is made by fermenting hops, grains and other ingredients with yeast.

Different cultures around the world have their own take on beer. Gather a few friends, grab some glasses and pour this amazing beverage and let the good times begin.

4. Milk


Milk is amongst the world’s most preferred beverage when it comes to health benefits. High in nutritive value and rich in protein, milk blends well with a lot of things from chocolate to fruits. Not to mention the myriad of products that are made from milk – butter, cheese, yogurt, cream, frozen desserts, and ice-cream.are all milk products that the world relishes.

But careful, as these multiple products can make your doctor busy. Milk comes with a few side effects when consumed in large amount. As we all know milk contains lactose and for few people, lactose can prove to be difficult for digestion. In such cases, you may suffer from cramps, nausea, or an irritated stomach.

5. Orange Juice

Orange juice best beverages in the world

A glass full of orange juice is a glass full of sunshine. The United States remains the largest country to consume orange juice. Health benefits of this nutritive beverage are tremendous. It ups your hydration level, increases metabolism and leaves your skin beautiful. Doctors also recommend orange juice instead of direct consumption of fruits since it is easier to digest.

Due to the exceptional citrus flavor and a great source of vitamin C, orange juice is included in many people’s breakfast. A great blender for cocktails and a perfect partner to go for alcohol admirers.

6. Wine

Wine commonly consumed acloholic beverage

Nothing ages quite like wine. In the case of wine, the older the more expensive! This alcoholic beverage is savored as a luxury throughout the world.

The best wines in the world come from the Napa Valley of California, the French vineyards of Bordeaux and Champagne, and the world-famous Italian vineyards.

Available in red, white and rose variants, wine is an excellent detoxing agent. But as is the case with most alcoholic drinks, too much will definitely negate the health benefits and instead harm your body.

7. Soft Drinks

soda commonly consumed beverage

When Joseph Priestly first invented ‘carbonated water’, he would have never dreamed what a success his invention would become in the 21st century. Today, soft drinks or ‘Soda’ is synonymous with a refreshing, zingy, multi-colored cold drink that will rejuvenate your body and mind on a hot summer day.

Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Dr.Pepper are all brands that have become so recognizable and iconic that people from any corner of the world can recognize them.

8. Soup


Beverages are not all artificially sweetened, alcoholic, colorful or carbonated drinks. Some of them are wholesome, savory and spicy concoctions. And none of them are as well received as Soup.

With the right mix of herbs, spices and meats/veggies, a good bowl of soup is just as good as a cup of tea if you want a soothing drink on a cold evening.

Consumed at the start of a meal all around the world, the humble soup is the definition of comfort food. Which is probably why it is one of the most consumed beverages in the whole world.

9. Vodka

Vodka most commonly consumed liquor

Preevyet comrades! Marching its way into the number 9 spot is beloved vodka. This Russian drink is a party starter and a half. Which is probably what makes it the world’s preferred hard liquor.

The most amazing feature of vodka is its versatility. This is mainly due to the drink’s neutral taste and aroma. This makes it the go-to liquor for cocktails. Even the mixing amateur can cook up a myriad of cocktails with vodka.

But a word of advice, most of the worlds alcohol-related issues find its root in vodka. It is the most consumed alcoholic beverage after all. So go easy on vodka and be a responsible consumer.

10. Lemonade


Lemonade is probably consumed in every corner of the world that has access to lime or lemons. This simple concoction is easy to make and delicious to consume. The very thought of cool lemonade on a hot summer afternoon will take care of half of your thirst. For the other half, go get yourself a couple of lemons!

This drink is as nutritious as it is delicious. Lemons, of course, being such a rich source of Vitamin C. So let all the worries fade away as you sip this amazing beverage on a lean-back chair one hot summer day.

After all, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

So what is your preferred beverage? Soup, Beer or Coffee? Or is it perhaps plain old water?

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