Most coffee consuming countries in the world are base on per capita consumption. With a Starbucks on almost every corner, McDonald’s converting to McCafe, and Dunkin Donuts, Tim Hortons as an integral part of many morning commutes,
it’s hard to believe that anyone drinks more coffee than Americans. Yet, on a per capita coffee consumption basis, the USA is a medium-sized beverage, in a sea of extra large coffee drinking nations.
Here Are Countries That Consume The Most Coffee 2020
10.Canada: 14.3 Ibs Per Capita
Canadian love their double, double coffee from Tim Hortons and the most popular coffee chain in Canada stands out as the only non-European country to make the list of the world’s top ten coffee consumers. From east to west, Canadians love their coffee.
Although popular chains are standard across the country, every city in Canada is often home to several independent shops. The drink is so popular in this country of 37 million that the Coffee Association of Canada calls it the most commonly consumed beverage.
9. Luxembourg: 14.3 Ibs Per Capita
Luxembourg may be a small country, but its love for coffee is big. This low western European country drinks around 6.5 kg per capita per year, on average.
In the capital of Luxembourg City, coffee shops abound, serving both pure filter drip coffee as well as artisan drinks. Some of the espresso drinks unique to Luxembourg include a “lait Russe,” or “Russian Milk,”
8.Belgium: 14.9 Ibs per capita
When you think of Belgium, visions of waffles and beer may dance in your head, but Belgium has a long history of pairing their national obsession with chocolate with their 1.35 cups of coffee per day.
As a former colonial power in Africa, Belgium was able to feed its demand for coffee by growing the plant in the Congo and Rwanda.
7.Switzerland: 17.4 Ibs per capita
Like many countries making this list, coffee is a social activity in Switzerland. Espresso-based drinks are particularly popular in this central European country,
including the “caffè crema,” a type of espresso drink similar to an Americano that is said to have originated in Switzerland near the Italian border. Unlike many of its Scandinavian counterparts, filter coffee is less popular amongst the Swiss.
6.Sweden: 18.0 Ibs per capita
In Sweden, there is a concept known as “Fika,” which means “to have coffee.” Within this concept, the pairing of cookies or pastries is implied. A variety of situations can qualify as a “Fika,” whether it be a break during the working day or a social gathering. The one important common denominator is that there is coffee involved.
Many Swedes take their coffee very seriously, to the point where it is not only a beverage in the country, but a way of life although coffee can certainly be enjoyed in the comfort of one’s home, alone.
5. Netherlands: 18.5 Ibs per capita
In 1616, the Dutch were the first Europeans to obtain live coffee trees, brought back from Mocha, Yemen, by Pieter van der Broecke. The beans from these coffee bushes were then used to begin Dutch coffee cultivation, with the colonies of Java and Suriname eventually becoming significant suppliers of coffee to Europe.
Nowadays, coffee houses in Amsterdam are well known for serving coffee alongside another specialty item, marijuana, but don’t let that cloud your vision, and coffee culture is still strong and rich in the Netherlands.
4.Denmark: 19.8 Ibs per capita
If the Nordic nations are the kings of coffee, this nation is appropriately the Danish Prince of the hot brown drink. Residents of the kingdom sip about 1.46 cups of coffee per day.
Like other Scandinavians, coffee in Denmark traditionally is served at each meal and becomes the central focus during special occasions, served with cookies, cakes, and small sandwiches.
3.Iceland: 19.8 Ibs per capita
There must be some correlation between cold climates and a cup of coffee – perhaps it adds a perfect touch of coziness to staying inside on a cold, dark day. Like its other northern European counterparts, the island country of Iceland enjoys, on average, 5 cups of coffee a day per person!
In the capital city of Reykjavik, you won’t find coffee giants like Starbucks or Second Cup. However, there is no shortage of smaller, independent coffee shops scattered across the city, many in close radius to one another.
2.Norway: 21.8 Ibs per capita
Like most European countries, coffee in Norway was first made popular among the wealthy in the early 18th century. Even though Norway was a relatively developing country, being ruled by Denmark at the time had its benefits; in this case, lots of cheap java.
Kaffe is typically served black at breakfast, and with dessert after dinner. Norwegians also commonly invite people over specifically for coffee, served with cakes and pastries. The average Norwegian drinks nearly 2 cups of coffee a day,
1.Finland: 26.4 Ibs per capita
If you’ve ever met a Finn, you know that the national average of 12 kg per capita is probably on the low end for most in Finland. If you were to take children out of the calculation, the national average would rise even higher!
Coffee is typically consumed all day, every day, and most workers’ unions require coffee breaks. Special occasions and post-church luncheons are celebrated with a coffee table – a buffet of cold sandwiches, slices of bread, cookies and cakes, and of course, endless “khavi.”
The most popular coffees in Finland are very light roasts, much lighter than anywhere else in the world.
Here Are Countries That Consume The Most Coffee 2020
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