How Many Coffee Drinkers in the World?

In almost every country in the world, coffee is considered the second most important drink after water: two out of three people on the planet drink coffee, for an estimated total of 2.5 billion cups of coffee per day.

A lot of people globally like drinking coffee - especially at work. Worldwide, around 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day in a wide variety of ways and prepared with a wide variety of coffee systems, such as an automatic coffee maker for the office.

Europe accounts for over 30 percent of global coffee consumption, followed by Asia and Oceania with just over 20 percent. North and South America are in the middle range with 18.4 percent and 16.5 percent, respectively. Africa accounts for about 7 percent of global coffee consumption. Central America and Mexico bring up the rear with a share of just 3.4 percent.


According to a forecast by Statistics, Finland will consume 10.35 kg of coffee per capita in 2017. Finland thus leads the statistics. The Finns prefer to drink filter coffee, not coffee from an automatic coffee machine for the office.

Due to the fact that drinking coffee is so important for citizens, there are even legally regulated coffee breaks during working hours - 2 x 15 minutes every day. People mainly drink light roasts, as these used to be cheaper than darker roasts.

The Netherlands

The Dutch drank about 9.58 kg in 2017 and thus they come in second place. Unlike in Germany, Dutch people also drink coffee in the evening. The filter coffee machine is also widespread, but here too, the popularity of other systems such as capsule machines and fully automatic coffee machines for the office is increasing.

Like most coffee-drinking countries, the Netherlands has its own coffee creations, such as the "Koffie verkeerd." This creation resembles a latte - lots of milk and little but strong coffee. This coffee specialty is usually served in a glass. In general, one can say that the coffee cups of our neighbors are rather smaller.


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According to the forecast, Sweden will make it to 3rd place with a coffee consumption of 9.4 kg. The word "Fika" shows that coffee drinking is quite deeply rooted in culture. It is often translated as "coffee drinking" or "coffee break," but this does not reflect the full meaning of the word.

Fika is not for the hurried, because it stands for a coffee culture where time is taken. People talk about everyday things, but also discuss problems and conclude contracts. Usually, Fika is accompanied by sweet pastries such as cinnamon rolls. You will rarely find a coffee-to-go from a fully automatic coffee machine in the trade.

Denmark and Norway

Denmark and Norway, with 8.16 kg and 7.76 kg, respectively, occupy fourth and fifth place in global coffee consumption. The Danes like to drink a lot of coffee, preferably black. Also, in the evening, the Danes do not refuse a coffee. The same applies to the Norwegians. Coffee is always drunk, even in the late evening hours.


With a coffee consumption of 7.33 kg per capita, Austria occupies 6th place. Austria has a distinctive coffee culture and coffee specialties with names that are partly unknown to us: Capuchin, Melange, etc. In general, preparation in portions is very popular in Austrian households.

Many people own capsule systems or a fully automatic coffee machine for the office. Breakfast coffee is celebrated here, however it is not about the caffeine kick in the morning, but about enjoying coffee.


In Italy, espresso is considered "coffee." Since espresso is much smaller than coffee, per capita consumption - 6.69 kg - is also lower than in other countries.

This puts Italy in 7th place among the. In the morning, people like to drink cappuccino and latte macchiato for breakfast. After 11 a.m., most Italians only drink espresso. Those who drink their coffee in a bar drink it standing up.

At home, almost every Italian has an espresso maker for the stove. Since espresso is the coffee drink in Italy, the darker roasts are more popular.


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Around 6.65 kg of coffee per capita - eighth place - will be consumed in Germany in 2017. The Germans' favorite variety: filter coffee. Therefore, medium roasts are also preferred roasting grades.

However, more and more offices are acquiring a fully automatic coffee machine for commercial use. In general, there are no rules or traditional behavior in Germany when it comes to enjoying coffee.

Everyone drinks their coffee the way they like it best: with milk, with sugar, strong or mild, decaffeinated - everything is allowed. Whole beans, as well as pods and capsules, recorded sales growth in 2016.

Even though other systems are becoming more and more popular, almost every German household has a filter coffee machine in its cupboard.


France takes 13th place with a per capita coffee consumption of 4.8 kg. France is best known for its cafe au lait, which is often served for breakfast and drunk from a bowl without a handle.

The special thing about Cafe Lait: coffee and milk are poured at the same time. Fully automatic coffee machines for the office can prepare this drink perfectly. At lunchtime and in the afternoon, there is often an espresso.

If you keep an eye on your wallet, you can drink your espresso right at the counter. It is often more expensive outside.


Accordingly, with 4.25 kg of coffee per capita, Spain only reaches 20th place. The cafe con Leche is similar to a milk coffee. When ordering, it is possible that one is asked if one wants cold or warm milk in one's coffee.

Those who want a "bigger coffee" can order a Cafe americano. Depending on the coffee, it is either filter coffee or an extended espresso from a fully automatic coffee machine in the trade. Dark roasts are very popular in Spain.

There is even a Spanish roast where sugar is added to the beans and this in turn caramelizes them.


In Greece - 16th place with a coffee consumption of 4.52 kg per capita - people like to drink cafe frappe. This is a cold coffee, which is very popular, especially in summer. It consists of instant coffee, sugar, and some water. This mixture is whipped frothy with a Frapp foamer or shaken frothy in a cocktail shaker. Then ice cubes are added.