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If Coffee is More Important than Sex, Then These Hotels Are Doing It Right

September 27, 2013 at 1:38 PM | by | ()

On Sunday, it will be more than ok to have a few cups of coffee in honor of International Coffee Day. In fact, you're more likely to drink coffee than have sex, according to a new global survey done by Le Meridien Hotels.

The survey revealed that more than half of the global respondents preferred coffee to sex as the ideal wake-up call. Slightly more than half said they could go longer without sex than without coffee. (Um, yes, that's us raising our hands here.) As far as hotel coffee habits, 73 percent of respondents said they would give up TV and internet in a hotel for the perfect cup of coffee. Sixty-three percent said they would give up alcohol over coffee while staying in a hotel. (Hmmm....) And 53 percent said that if they were going to post a picture of a beverage while traveling, it would probably be coffee.

Le Meridien is concerned about your hotel coffee habits because they just launched their new Master Baristas program, which will put a "dedicated coffee expert" in every Le Meridien hotel by the end of the year. We'll drink to that!

Meanwhile, here are some of our favorite Hotel Coffee stories from the past:

1. Birch Coffee at Gershwin Hotel in NYC.

2. $50 Elephant-digested coffee at Anantara Resorts

3. The Secret Espresso bar at the Crowne Plaza London St. James

5. Cat-poo-cino at the Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali

4. The $15,000 Hotel Coffee Maker at the Hyatt 48Lex Hotel

6. Our Fave In-Room Coffee Makers

7. Who Has Coffee Makers in the Room and Who Doesn't? VegasChatter's Guide to In-Room Coffee

Archived Comments:

$15,000 Hotel Coffee Maker?

A basic La Marzocco can set you back $20k. Which proves you guys know nothing about coffee other than the price tags on things.