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Most Consumed Beverages in The World - Excluding Water

Clive Williams is an internet researcher and writer on many genres. He has a BSc. Degree in Information Systems.

Welcome to the List of The Most Consumed beverages In The World. Here you will discover 10 of the most consumed liquids globally. Enjoy.

Breast  Milk - Most Consumed Beverage in the World

Breast Milk - Most Consumed Beverage in the World

10. Breast Milk

Breast milk is the substance produced by the breasts (or mammary glands) of a human female for her offspring. Milk is the primary source of nutrition for newborns before they are able to eat and digest other foods. Babies are breastfed several times each and everyday, gulping down millions of ounces of milk across the entire globe daily. With a worldwide birthrate of over 131 million babies being born annually, and breast milk being the beverage of choice for these young bellies, it is one of the most consumed beverage in the world. These little pumpkins know that the breast is the best.

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

9. Soup

Soup is a form of meal which is made up of mostly water and other ingredients. There are chicken soup, beef soup, tomato soup and other flavors. Soup as always been recommended by doctors, moms and grandma's as a nutritious meal to help you when you have fallen ill to flu and other ailments which may require your body to have proper nutrition without eating bulky foods.

Soups are served in almost all restaurants as appetizers to open and warm up your stomach for your main course. Nowadays with all the health issues regarding weight, a lot of people have chosen a good soup dinner over heavy meals. It is is an important mainstay in the everyday diet of most cultures. It was probably one of the earliest cooked preparations because it could be made with just about anything (including leftovers from the day before) and could be extended greatly simply by adding more water.

So, apart from being one of the most consumed beverages, it is the most consumed beverage foods when you are ill or probably on a diet.

Energy Drink

Energy Drink

8. Energy Drink

Marketing Maniacs have done wonders in putting these products on the market. An energy drink is a type of beverage containing stimulant drugs, mostly caffeine, which is marketed as providing mental and physical stimulation. They may or may not be carbonated, they also contain sugar or other sweeteners, herbal extracts and amino acids.

Energy drinks are consumed worldwide, The leading energy drink maker and distributor keeps its annual competition which allows patrons to dig into there creative alter ego and design artifacts from the cans.

There has been a lot of reports regarding the negative effects of Energy drinks, but the energy drink makers have rubbished many of these claims and as also solidified the consumption of these beverages. These drinks have made to to the top ten list of most consumed beverages in the world.




Vodka is the dominant spirit of Eastern Europe. Today Vodka is the dominant white spirit in the United States, helped along by its versatility as a mixer and some very clever advertising campaigns from the various producers. Vodka of any kind is one top bar alcohol request, whether it be straight up or chased with other beverages. There are now different flavors of vodka such as apple and cranberry which has made the alcohol more favorable to the younger drinkers.



6. Wine

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients. Wines come in two colors and two types, Red and White, Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic. Different wines are consumed enormously worldwide everyday, whether it be out on a special dinner date or just bumping it at home or just probably under the weather. Wines are so adored and priced accordingly. Some wines are sold for thousands of dollars per bottle. Wines which are generally priced this high always seems to be fermented hundreds of years ago.

Wines can be considered the romantic side of drinking, there are different wines for different occasions and is mostly popped during a romantic candlelight dinner. Wines are so popular that there are annual wine tasting events where thousand of people come and sample various wines to test quality and taste.

Coca Cola

Coca Cola

5. Coca Cola

A global leader in the beverage industry, the Coca-Cola company offers hundreds of brands, including soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks and other beverages. Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines throughout the world.Coca Cola is the worlds most popular soda. You can be sure to have coke ready for consumption at any fast food outlets. Coke could be considered as a kid and teen drink.

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4. Beer

Beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar. The starch and saccharification enzymes are often derived from malted cereal grains, most commonly malted barley and malted wheat. Bear has been one of the worlds most favorite alcoholic beverages. whether it be watching the super bowls, bar night, or just hanging in the back yard and having a simple barbecue. Its cheap and quite refreshing when cold. It is a common bar drink and is consumed almost every night. Beer makes it quite easy as one of the top 10 beverages consumed.

Orange Juice

Orange Juice

3. Orange Juice

Orange orange juice is the worlds number one fruit juice. Orange juice is juice from oranges. It is made by squeezing the fresh orange, by drying and later re-hydrating the juice, or by concentration of the juice and later adding water to the concentrate. It is known for its health benefits, particularly its high concentration of vitamin C.

Orange juice is consumed by the millions in gallons and is the worlds number one Vitamin C provider. It is also used in bars and restaurants as chasers for alcoholic drinks. It is one of the more healthier juice consumed worldwide. Orange juice rushes pours in at number 3 in the most consumed beverages.



2. Tea

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant. Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Teas are made from many different plants and thus can have several different flavors. There are teas which are know for a lot of health benefits such as, weight loss, sleeping, stamina or even good bowel movement. Tea is one of the few beverages which can be enjoyed hot or iced and is suitable to consume on many occasions. Statistics show that over 100 million Americans drink tea.



1. Coffee

Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted or baked seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea. The two most common sources of coffee beans are the highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the "robusta" form of the hardier Coffea canephora. The latter is resistant to the coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix), but has a more bitter taste. Coffee plants are cultivated in more than 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Once ripe, coffee "berries" are picked, processed and dried to yield the seeds inside. The seeds are then roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor, before being ground and brewed to create coffee.

This is arguably the number one consumed beverage, as this is sometimes consumed several times per day for one individual. Coffee is the eye opener or the morning drink, it is the late night burning the midnight oil drink. Coffee is normally served hot but is also enjoyed cold. This early morning drink is consumed internationally and as sold billions over the years. By far coffee is the number one most drank beverage.

These beverages are the most consumed in the world, and the different types of beverages makes the mix even more interesting. No one survives without hydration, whether it be soda, beer or otherwise. People needs to keep hydrated and thus will seek out their favorite beverages when needed. Thanks for viewing the top 10 most consumed beverages.

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© 2014 Clive Williams


Kazi Md Zahangir Alam from Jhenaidah , Bangladesh on November 24, 2017:

I mostly take tea .

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on July 21, 2015:

Not because their is a billion people in one place means all drink tea.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on January 03, 2015:

@Rasmus, a simple pole

Rasmus on January 03, 2015:

Hi, thank you for the list, it is awesome :D but where did you get the data ? :)

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on September 02, 2014:

thank you

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on September 02, 2014:

Interesting hub:). Cola, tea and coffee did not surprise me but the volka sure did :) Thank you for teaching me some new trivia today.

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