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Coffee Consumption Statistics by Country, Per Capita, & More – How the World Drinks Coffee (2023 Report)

Have you ever wondered: How much coffee does the world really consume?

I have, so I set out to analyze as many statistics on the topic as I could find. The results are interesting and staggering, and I want to share them with you in this article. You’ll find the stats on the countries that consumed the most amount of coffee, their per capita drinking habits, and more interesting coffee consumption statistics.

If you’re intrigued, take your coffee break and get ready to immerse yourself in the global culture of coffee.

The Place of Coffee in The World: Coffee on a Global Scale

The buzz around coffee is real and the statistics are fascinating. Data from the 2020/21 harvests show that over 166.63 million bags of coffee were produced globally (each bag weighs 60 kilograms). This is quite an increase, adding about 2 million bags from what was recorded in the previous year.

Speaking in cups, the world drinks a staggering average of approximately 400 billion cups of coffee annually, making it the world’s second most consumed drink, coming second to water.

The world drinks a staggering average of approximately 400 billion cups of coffee annually.

Pretty impressive, right? This is why I take pride in being a barista and taking part in the preparation of such an impactful commodity in the world.

The 15 Global Leaders: Highest Coffee Consumptions by Country

Here are the top 15 countries that consumed the highest amount of coffee beans as reported by the International Coffee Organization.

Coffee Consumption By Country

1. United States of America

The United States takes the crown as the world leader in drinking coffee, consuming a staggering 27,310 thousand (27.3 million) 60kg bags of coffee beans in 2019 alone.

It’s not surprising considering they also have the largest coffee chain company, Starbucks.

2. Brazil

As both the largest producer and a big consumer of coffee globally, Brazil comes second on this list with a consumption of 22,000 thousand (22 million) 60kg bags in 2019.

That same year, Brazil’s coffee production was 58.21 million 60kg bags of coffee.

3. Germany

The precision engineering of Germany is accompanied by a love for coffee, with the country consuming 8,670 thousand (8.67 million) 60kg bags in 2019.

With a population of around 83 million, that’s an impressive amount per capita, but I’ll talk more about that later.

4. Japan

While Japanese tea culture remains strong, there has been a growing appreciation for coffee in recent years.

In 2019, Japan consumed 7,551 thousand (7.5 million) 60kg bags of coffee, with approximately 126.6 million people enjoying an occasional cup of joe.

5. France

France and its café culture go hand-in-hand.

With a population of about 67.4 million people sipping on their coffees daily at charming cafes across the country, France drank an impressive amount totaling around 6,192 thousand (6.19 million) 60 kg bags.

6. Italy

Known as the birthplace of espresso, Italy has a deep-rooted coffee culture.

With a population of approximately 59.7 million people, Italy consumed a significant amount of around 5,469 thousand (5.46 million) 60kg bags in 2019.

7. Russian Federation

Russia might not be known for being a coffee-producing nation, but that doesn’t stop them from embracing both traditional and global coffee trends.

In fact, Russians consumed an impressive 4,820 thousand (4.82 million) 60kg bags in one year with their population reaching up to 144.4 million.

8. Indonesia

Famous for its unique coffees like Kopi Luwak and the beautiful islands producing exquisite beans, Indonesia enjoys both exporting and consuming fine java themselves.

In 2019 alone, they consumed about 4,806 thousand (4.8 million) 60 kg bags.

9. Ethiopia

Despite ranking ninth on this list, Ethiopia holds a special place in the hearts of coffee lovers worldwide as the place of coffee’s origin.

The country consumed 3,781 thousand (3.78 million) 60kg bags in 2019, showcasing how their cups of joe remain steeped in tradition.

10. United Kingdom

While traditionally known as a tea-loving nation, the United Kingdom has seen a surge in its coffee culture in recent years with specialty shops and artisanal roasters popping up everywhere.

In 2019, they consumed about 3,770 thousand (3.77 million) 60 kg bags.

11. Spain

Stepping into the streets of Spain means being surrounded by heavenly scents of café con leche brewing nearby cozy cafés where friends catch up over aromatic cups of joe.

Spain consumed around 3,253 thousand (3.25 million) 60 kg bags in a year with its population of about 47.1 million.

12. Philippines

The Philippines has cultivated a rich culture of coffee among its people and is known for the strong black Kapeng Barako made from locally grown beans.

In 2019, they consumed approximately 3,250 thousand (3.25 million) 60kg bags.

13. Vietnam

Vietnam might be thirteenth on this list, but it plays a significant role in both the production and consumption of coffee worldwide, ranking second after Brazil in terms of global coffee producers.

They enjoyed around 2,650 thousand (2.65 million) 60kg bags of coffee in a year with their population reaching about 95.8 million.

14. Poland

After experiencing a scarcity of coffee in the past, Poland’s appreciation for coffee has seen rapid growth over the years.

In fact, they consumed around 2,501 thousand (2.5 million) 60 kg bags in one year.

15. Mexico

Mexico is known for its diverse and unique ways of serving coffee, including delicious treats like Café de Olla and tequila-spiked coffee.

They enjoyed approximately 2,425 thousand (2.42 million) 60kg bags in a single year.

Here is the raw statistical data on this if you’re interested:

Country2019 consumption in thousand 60kg bagsPopulation (2019)Consumption per capita KG (2019)
European Union41,262342,452,7347.23
Russian Federation4,820144,406,2612.00
United Kingdom3,77066,836,3273.38
United States of America27,310328,329,9534.99
Papua New Guinea29,542,4860.01
Dominican Republic37710,881,8822.08
Central African Republic205,209,3240.23
Costa Rica3525,084,5324.15
Côte d'Ivoire31726,147,5510.73
El Salvador2926,280,2172.79
Equatorial Guinea01,553,0310.00
Lao PDR1577,212,0531.31
Sierra Leone58,046,8280.04
Sri Lanka3521,803,0000.10
Trinidad and Tobago101,519,9550.39
Coffee consumption & population by country, 2019.

Coffee Consumption Per Capita: Where The Biggest Coffee Drinkers Live

Wondering which countries have the most coffee-loving citizens? Building on the data from above and cross-examining the population of each country, we can see some very interesting facts.

Here are the 15 countries with the most coffee consumption per person:

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1. Luxembourg: Brewing Up a Coffee Culture

Luxembourg may be a small country, but when it comes to coffee consumption, it truly holds its ground.

With a population of around 634,814 people, they consumed approximately 21.68 kilograms (47.77 pounds) per capita in 2019. In total, the country drank 13.76 million 60kg bags of coffee.

However, this statistic is somewhat flawed. Luxembourg is a small country, as you can see from the population number. What is not so apparent though, is that much of its workforce lives and commutes from abroad. The coffee consumption of the 200,000 daily commuting workers (46% of the workforce) adds to the total coffee consumption data of Luxembourg, which is the reason for the exorbitantly high per-capita consumption statistic.

Correcting for this, the country’s coffee consumption goes down to below 10 kg per person. Still a lot, but not 1st in the world.

2. Finland: Embracing “Kaffeepaussi” as a Way of Life

When it comes to appreciation for quality coffee blends and unique traditions like “kaffeepaussi” (coffee break), Finland doesn’t disappoint. 

There’s an unmistakable buzz that permeates this Nordic nation which consumed approximately 14.65 kilograms (32.29 pounds) per person at a 5.5 million population, ranking second around the globe.

3. Sweden: Indulging in the Tradition of “Fika”

With approximately 10.33 kilograms (22.77 pounds) per capita from a 10.3 million population, it’s no surprise that coffee holds a special place in Swedish culture.

Much like the Finns, the Swedes have a tradition called “fika,” which can be best described as taking a break to enjoy coffee and sweet pastries. “Fika” is not just about grabbing a quick cup of Joe; it’s an opportunity for people to socialize and take a moment to relax.

4. Norway: A Nation of Coffee Lovers

In the land of stunning fjords and picturesque landscapes, coffee is a beloved beverage that fuels Norwegians throughout their day.

With a per-person consumption of about 8.65 kilograms (19.07 pounds) from a 5.3 million population in 2019, it’s evident that coffee holds great importance in Norwegian culture.

5. Denmark: Finding “Hygge” in a Cup of Coffee

Denmark may be known for its concept of “hygge,” and coffee plays a central role in creating that cozy atmosphere.

With a consumption rate of approximately 8.03 kilograms (17.73 pounds) per capita and a population of 5.8 million, the Danes have truly embraced their love for this comforting beverage.

6. Austria: Where Coffee Houses Are Cultural Gems

In Austria, particularly in its enchanting capital city Vienna, historic coffee shops offer a glimpse of a bygone era where intellectuals gathered to discuss politics, arts, and philosophy over aromatic cups of coffee.

The caffeinated drink truly captured the hearts of locals and travelers alike, with the country’s consumption at 7.93 kilograms (17.46 pounds) per capita from a population of 8.9 million Austrians.

7. Switzerland: Where Coffee Quality Shines

Nestled in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is known for its cheese and chocolates, but coffee also holds an esteemed place in Swiss culture. For one, the country consumed an average of 7.51 kilograms (16.58 pounds) of coffee per individual in one year with a population of 8.5 million.

So the next time you visit Switzerland, don’t miss the opportunity to satisfy your caffeine cravings while appreciating their breathtaking alpine landscapes or strolling through charming towns like Zurich or Geneva.

8. Netherlands: Savoring “Koffietijd” Throughout the Day

The Netherlands would be highlighted by many connoisseurs who value not only the rich taste shared but a long history of coffee consumption as well.

The Dutch take their “koffietijd” or coffee time seriously, with approximately 7.02 kilograms (15.48 pounds) per capita from a population of around 17.3 million in 2019.

9. Greece: A Vibrant Culture of Coffee

In the sunny Mediterranean paradise of Greece, coffee is more than just a beverage—it’s an essential part of life.

With a consumption rate of approximately 6.37 kilograms (14.05 pounds) per capita from a population of 10.4 million people in 2019, Greeks truly appreciate the flavors and rituals surrounding their coffee.

10. Germany: Embracing Coffee and Cake Tradition

In Germany, the tradition of “Kaffee und Kuchen” (coffee and cake) holds a special place in the hearts of many. The afternoon ritual involves indulging in a freshly brewed cup of coffee paired with delectable cakes or pastries such as Black Forest gateau and apple strudels. 

With an 83.1 million population, Germans consumed 6.26 kilograms (13.81 pounds) of coffee per capita in 2019.

11. Brazil: A Coffee Giant

The coffee industry has a lot to owe to Brazil, being its biggest producer, so it’s no surprise that coffee is deeply ingrained in Brazilian culture.

With a population of approximately 211.8 million people, Brazil’s coffee consumers drank an average of 6.23 kilograms (13.74 pounds) each in one year.

12. Belgium: Sipping Coffee with Delightful Treats

Belgian cafes are known for offering not just cozy ambiance but also delightful treats like biscuits or pieces of chocolate alongside your brew.

With a population size of approximately 11.5 million people, Belgians consumed around 6.19 kilograms (13.64 pounds) per capita, showcasing their love for this comforting hot drink paired perfectly with indulgent goodies.

13. Slovenia: Socializing Over Stellar Coffees

Slovenia may be smaller in terms of both population and landmass but has still managed to carve out its own vibrant coffee culture scene. Slovenians view savoring specialty coffees as more than just consuming caffeine; they see it as an opportunity to socialize and connect over quality brews.

With a population of about 2.1 million individuals who consumed roughly 5.86 kilograms (12.92 pounds) per capita in one year, this connection between great conversations accompanied by excellent espresso-based beverages continues thriving.

14. Croatia: Cafes Filled with Caffeine Enthusiasts

Coffee plays an integral role in Croatian social life, and Balkan countries in general. People spend hours enjoying their preferred caffeinated beverage while engaging friends happily amidst bustling cafe atmospheres across the country. 

Being a caffeine-loving population of around 4.1 million individuals, Croats consumed approximately 5.62 kilograms (12.41 pounds) per person in 2019.

15. Cyprus: A Mediterranean Coffee Escape

Last but not least, we have Cyprus – a small island nation that boasts a deep-rooted culture of coffee influenced by both Greek and Turkish traditions.

Cypriots take pride in brewing their traditional coffee known as “Cypriot coffee” in a long-handled pot called a “mbriki.”

With a population of approximately 1.2 million people, the consumption per capita comes to about 5.63 kilograms (12.41 pounds) per year.

Does Population Impact How Much Coffee Drinks We Consume?

You might think that the most populated countries are automatically the biggest consumers of coffee around the globe, but the figures show that while it carries a significant influence, the population is only one of the many factors that can drive a nation’s coffee consumption.

The larger countries may have the most coffee drinkers, but the amount that each individual drinker consumes can twist up the narrative. Some smaller countries can exhibit an affinity for their cup of joe at a rate that surpasses that of larger countries.

Take Finland for example, which only has a 5.52 million population, but the Finns’ consumption per capita is a whopping 14.65 kilograms. This may have something to do with their long dark season. A total of 1.34 million 60kg bags were consumed in Finland, which beat Venezuela’s 28.97 million population drinking 2.64 kilograms per person, raking up a total of 1.27 million bags in 2019.

Finland And Venezuela Comparison Graph

Also, look at the case of China, where coffee consumption is a new phenomenon. As a result of the large population, the per capita coffee consumption is still below 0.10 kg in 2022.

So while population can provide an overarching framework, the intricate tapestry of coffee consumption is woven with threads from various domains, from tradition and lifestyle to economics and accessibility.

Exploring Europe’s Love for Drinking Coffee

Europe’s affair with coffee is a love story that has been brewing for centuries. From the bustling cafés of Vienna to the traditional coffeehouses in Paris, Europeans have long embraced this beloved beverage as an integral part of their daily lives.

As a whole, the European Union actually beat the USA in its consumption of coffee with the two having close population sizes at 342 million and 328 million respectively.

In total, the EU consumed 41.26 million 60kg bags of coffee in 2019, a huge gap from the USA’s 27.31 million.

As a whole, the European Union actually beat the USA in its consumption of coffee.

After all, the region includes some of the world’s biggest drinkers such as Germany, France, and Italy. The EU countries also dominate the per capita ranking, occupying the majority of the list and sweeping the top three with its countries Luxembourg, Finland, and Sweden.

Diving deeper, European countries are diverse when it comes to their specific cultures regarding coffee. Italy is renowned for its exceptional espresso and patrons standing at bars for a quick shot, while countries like Greece embrace a slower pace, enjoying their cup of joe over conversations with friends.

The “third wave” movement has also become prevalent throughout Scandinavia and Germany, with specialty or artisanal coffee roasters popping up in these countries.

Overall, it’s pretty evident that a passion for coffee is one of the things that the EU nations share.

Interesting Coffee Facts & Statistics Up Till 2023

To give you a better grasp on coffee consumption, here are some interesting coffee statistics to think about:

  • 35% of the American population prefers black coffee while the rest of the populace likes to add sugar and/or cream.
  • More than 50% of Americans over 18 years of age (about 150 million people) drink coffee every day.
  • People around the world consume about 10 billion 60-kilogram bags of coffee in a year.
  • Specialty coffee accounts for 8% of the 18 billion dollar US coffee market.
  • Women drink as much coffee as men, but women are more concerned about the price than men.
  • 41% of coffee drinkers use a drip coffee maker followed by single-cup systems (27%), cold brew (9%), and espresso machines (8%).
  • 66% of Americans drink more coffee than other beverages, beating bottled water (60%), tea (47%), tap water (46%), soft drinks (42%), and juice (21%).
  • In 2022, the world’s top coffee company Starbucks achieved revenue of $32.91 billion with over 35,000 stores around the world. This is higher than the GDP of countries like Iceland and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


As the numbers reveal, coffee is not just a simple beverage but a global experience cultivated into a culture with different traditions and trends cropping up in different parts of the world. Coffee is enjoyed by the billions, with countries like the USA, Brazil, and Germany leading the ranking in most coffee drinks consumed in a year.

Understanding the world’s coffee habits not only deepens our appreciation for this drink but also allows us to connect with others on a global scale.

So next time you take a sip of your favorite brew, remember that you are partaking in a worldwide phenomenon.


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