Each year, people around the world drink more than 500 billion cups of coffee, and coffee farms provide livelihoods for over 25 million people. Thus, coffee is the most sought after commodity in the world, after oil, and its global value is estimated at approximately $ 100 billion. Coffee consumption has been rising in recent years. According to the International Coffee Organization, ICO, consumption in 2015/2016 was 155.47 million 60kg bags, which is over 151.76 million bags registered in 2014/2015, and more than 146.96 million bags in 2012/2013. With this in mind, this selection highlights the 10 countries with the highest coffee consumption in the world, according to ICO, which are the main markets for coffee producers. The ICO also provides information on how much is consumed per capita in each country. Brazil may be the largest world producer of coffee but it does not consume as much as these countries listed, check out. Source: philosophynearby.com
10. CANADA – 6.2 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
Canada not only consumes large amounts of coffee beans, but is also one of the largest consumers of coffee drink, with an average of 152 liters per person each year.
9. LUXEMBOURG – 6.5 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
For a small country, Luxembourg seems to be consuming a lot of coffee, however, its location in the middle of Europe is a big advantage. There are people from neighboring countries like Germany and Belgium who work in Luxembourg or make their purchase there. Buying coffee to support themselves during the day, or to take home, as coffee prices in Luxembourg are lower due to a low tax rate.
8. BELGIUM – 6.8 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
Coffee appeared in Belgium and other countries on the European continent from Venice, where traders bought from Muslims in North Africa. In recent years, as the income of Belgian households has risen, the demand for high quality coffee has increased as well. The Belgian coffee market is currently dominated by Douwe Egberts, which has a market share of over 30%.
7. SWITZERLAND – 7.9 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
Coffee consumption in Switzerland is dominated by fresh ground coffee capsules, according to Euromonitor International. Consumers are attracted to these products because of their convenience, and capsule sales have sprung up in recent years.
6. SWEDEN – 8.2 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
In Sweden, the most popular coffee drink is drip coffee that is consumed with or without milk, but lattes and cappuccinos have grown in preference. The country has a special time of day, called fika, reserved for drinking coffee, usually with candy. The Swedish coffee market is dominated by Jacobs Douwe Egberts SE and Nestlé Sverige, both subsidiaries of large multinational corporations, which together accumulating more than half of the country’s sales volume.
5. NETHERLANDS – 8.4 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
People in the Netherlands prefer leaky coffee and more people have been trading for high quality coffee as well as coffee capsules. Douwe Egberts Nederland BV, a subsidiary of Douwe Egberts, has the largest coffee market share in the Netherlands. However, while Douwe Egberts has a strong presence in ground coffee and disposable capsules, its market share may decline as consumers switch to hard capsules and more exclusive coffee brands.
4. DENMARK – 8.7 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
In Denmark, drinking coffee is often a social activity, which is one of the reasons why they prefer large coffees like lattes that can be consumed longer, thus allowing consumers to engage in conversations. At home, Danes prefer fresh ground coffee capsules, as they have a busy lifestyle and often choose convenience over other factors.
3. ICELAND – 9 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
Even though there are only 320,000 people in Iceland, they tend to drink a lot of coffee. Coffee in the small island nation, located far from continental Europe, and even farther from places where coffee is grown, has been consumed since the late 18th century, and many Icelanders are compulsive coffee drinkers, spending all day with a cup of the drink by your side.
2. NORWAY – 9.9 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
Not surprisingly, Norway has its own coffee culture. Norwegians prefer light toasted coffee of unique origin, which emphasizes fruity flavors that are not perceived in darker toast. Norwegians started drinking coffee in the 1800s, when they began importing from America in exchange for fish. As the country has gone through a prohibition period and still has high taxes on alcohol, coffee has become the favorite social drink among Norwegians.
1. FINLAND – 12 KG PER CAPITA PER YEAR
Perhaps it may be surprising to find that Finland is the leading position in this selection of the 10 largest coffee-consuming countries in the world, but Finns drink a lot of coffee and have been doing so for years. It is national culture in the cold of the country, in addition to the numerous benefits that coffee provides . Similar to their Scandinavian neighbors, Finns prefer light roasted coffee. The Finnish coffee market is led by Gustav Paulig, which has a market share of approximately 49%.