Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages worldwide. It is estimated that 68% of the American coffee drinkers have a cup within the first hour of waking up. The caffeine in coffee acts as a stimulant drug. In some countries people need a lot of coffee to start the day. The coffee consumption there is the highest in the world.
In 2012 a total of 144 million bags were produced by the coffee producing countries, of which Brazil exports around 30 percent. One bag of green coffee beans weighs 60 kilograms. One kilo of green beans equals 21 liters of brewed coffee or roughly 100 cups of coffee. Coffee is served in a variety of ways: ristretto, espresso, plain black coffee, café au lait, ice coffee, caffè macchiato or mixed with whisky as Irish Coffee. So when it comes to annual coffee consumption, who drinks the most coffee measured in ordinary cups of plain black coffee (0,2l)? Here’s a list of countries by coffee consumption!
Top 10 countries by coffee consumption
- Bosnia and Herzegovina – 6,2 kg/y or 651 cups
- Canada – 6,5 kg/y or 683 cups
- Belgium – 6,8 kg/y or 714 cups
- Switzerland – 7,9 kg/y or 830 cups
- Sweden – 8,2 kg/y or 861 cups
- The Netherlands – 8,4 kg/y or 882 cups
- Denmark – 8,7 kg/y or 914 cups
- Iceland – 9,0 kg/y or 945 cups
- Norway – 9,9 kg/y or 1,040 cups
- Finland – 12 kg/y or 1,266 cups
The average American consumes approximately 441 cups a year