“The World Cup… of coffee”

Influenced by enthusiasm for the World Cup, discover how different Nations play in the field of coffee!

It is time for the World Cup.

Whilst watching our favourite country’s games expectantly, there is another challenge that’s being played out on a field that we all know very well: the challenge of the coffee specialists!
Which Nation will win?

According to data from the International Coffee Organization 2017, if we all drank espresso coffee there would be 1357 billion cups consumed every year globally, which is to 9,5 million tons. As we well know, however, the coffee story doesn’t end with espresso: each country has its own preferences and tastes.
Coffee – which can be short, long, macchiato or American – is widespread worldwide and it is the third most consumed beverage, after water and tea. The record for the highest consumption of coffee per person in the world, that is 12 Kg per year, belongs to Scandinavian Countries, followed by The Netherlands (8,5 Kg) and Switzerland (8,9 Kg).

With regard to the production of coffee, first comes Brazil, with 3.3 million tons per year, followed by Vietnam (1,5 million tons), Colombia (0,9 million tons), Indonesia (0,7 million tons) and Honduras (0,5 million tons). The top six producing countries account for 73% of total coffee production.

If we move the game to the field of consumption, we will be surprised by Italy, the home of espresso, which is in sixth place with 0,3 million tons of coffee consumed each year. On the podium there are the United States with 1,6 million tons of coffee, Brazil (1,2 million tons) and Germany (0,6 million tons). These Countries are followed by Japan (0,5 million tons) and France (0,4 million tons).

Finally, looking at the statistics for large-scale retailers, we see that the global coffee market is growing, driven mainly by emerging countries such as Africa (+4,8%), Asia and Oceania (+4,5%), while Latin American countries are growing at a reduced rate (+1,7%).

Here are all the figures on the “World Cup of Coffee” in our infographic:

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