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7 most consumed drinks in the world after water

As the great Fela sang aptly, “Water no get enemy”, and no one can survive without it as it is used to stay hydrated, to cook, among other uses. Water is the most popular drink in the world and is the main ingredient for any other type of beverage.

Since water is the undisputed most consumed drink in the world, what other beverages rank among the world’s most consumed liquids. Find out below.


1. Tea

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Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves. Tea is widely popular in Asia and is the second most consumed beverage in the world behind water.

2. Beer

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Beer is brewed from cereal grains—most commonly from malted barley, and sometimes wheat, maize, and rice. It is the oldest and most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world.

3. Coffee

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Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species. Coffee beans are produced in at least 70 countries around the world, but are particularly native to tropical Africa and Madagascar, the Comoros, Mauritius, and Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Coffee can be taken hot or with ice depending on your preference.

4. Orange juice

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Orange juice is is produced by squeezing or reaming oranges. It is the most popular of all the fruit juices. Apart from the freshly squeezed orange juice, orange juice made from concentrate is also widely popular. Orange juice is a great source of Vitamin C.

5. Soft drinks

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Soft drinks are made with carbonated water, a sweetener, and a natural or artificial flavoring. The sweetener may be a sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, a sugar substitute, or some combination of these. Soft drinks are hugely popular and can be found in stores and shops all over the world.

6. Wine

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Wine is an alcoholic drink that is made with fermented grapes or other fruits. The various types of wines include red wine, white wine, non-alcoholic wines among others. While there are wines that cost thousands of dollars, there are some which are pocket friendly and still enjoyable.

7. Vodka

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Vodka is a clear distilled alcoholic drink that originates from Poland and Russia. It is composed primarily of water and ethanol with flavourings incorporated sometimes. Vodka can be taken plain or mixed with other beverages such as soft drinks.

Written by Emeka Nweze

Content writer and contributor.

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