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Top 10 Coffee Consuming Countries in the World

Sep 21, 2018 12:04 IST
    Top 10 Coffee Consuming Countries in the World

    Coffee is one of the popular beverages in the world which is consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans. It is darkly coloured, bitter, and slightly acidic and has a stimulating effect in humans, primarily due to its caffeine content. According to the some health expert- It has potential health benefits associated with drinking coffee include protecting against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, liver cancer, and promoting a healthy heart.

    Origin of Coffee

    Coffee traces its origin to a genus of plants known as Coffea. It was discovered by the Sheikh Omar who was from the Yemen in the 15 century AD. The account of Ahmed al-Ghaffar of Yemen mentioned the coffee-drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree in the middle of 15th century AD. It was used by Sufi circles to stay awake for their religious rituals.

    The first European coffee house opened in Rome in 1645. The Dutch East India Company was the first to import coffee on a large scale. Over the time, it became an important cash crop for many developing countries. It has become the primary export and backbone for African countries like Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, as well as many Central American countries.

    Top 10 Coffee Consuming Countries in the World

    The top 10 Coffee consuming countries in the world on the basis of the stats from the International Coffee Organization (ICO) are given below:

    10. Canada

    Consumption:  6.2 kg per capita per year

    It is located in the northern part of North America and only non-European country to make the list of the world's top ten coffee consuming countries.

    9. Luxembourg

    Consumption: 6.5 kg per capita per year

    It is a small landlocked located in the western part of Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Coffee is very popular in this country and it is served with a desert.

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    8. Belgium

    Consumption:  6.8 kg per capita per year

    It is located in the Western part of Europe and bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. Here, drinking coffee is more popular than drinking beer and wine. People drink 1.35 cups per day on an average.

    7. Switzerland

    Consumption: 7.9 kg per capita per year

    It is situated in western, central and southern Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Drinking coffee is a social activity in this country. Here, people drink up to five cups per day on an average.

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    6. Sweden

    Consumption:  8.2 kg per capita per year

    It is Scandinavian country situated in the Northern part of Europe. The concept of drinking coffee term as “fika", which literally means "to have coffee". It is very popular from the working day to a social gathering.

    5. Netherlands

    Consumption:  8.4 kg per capita per year

    It is located in Western part of Europe. Pieter van der Broecke was the first European to bring Coffee trees out of Yemen in 1616 AD. Here, people drink 1.84 cups per day on an average.

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    4. Denmark

    Consumption: 8.7 kg per capita per year

    It is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, and located in the south-west of Sweden and south of Norway. A famous phrase for the coffee consumption to this country -If the Nordic nations are the kings of Coffee, this country is appropriately the Danish Prince of the hot brown drink. Here, people drink on an average 1.46 cups of coffee a day per person.

    3. Iceland

    Consumption: 9 kg per capita per year

    The climate factor is of the reason of coffee consumption and this country is the best example because drinking coffee adds a perfect gesture of coziness to staying inside on a cold, dark day. Here, people drink on an average 5 cups of coffee a day per person.

    2. Norway

    Consumption: 9.9 kg per capita per year

    It is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Coffee drinking is popular among wealthy people in this country. It is typically served black at breakfast and with dessert after dinner. It is very common to offer coffee that is served with cakes and pastries to the guest.

    1. Finland

    Consumption: 12 kg per capita per year

    It is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Lutheran work ethic is one of the reasons of highest coffee consumption in the world.

    Top 10 Coffee Consuming Countries in the World

    Countries (Rank)

    Consumption

    1. Finland

    12 kg per capita per year

    2. Norway

    9.9 kg per capita per year

    3. Iceland

    9 kg per capita per year

    4. Denmark

    8.7 kg per capita per year

    5. Netherlands

    8.4 kg per capita per year

    6. Sweden

    8.2 kg per capita per year

    7. Switzerland

    7.9 kg per capita per year

    8. Belgium

    6.8 kg per capita per year

    9. Luxembourg

    6.5 kg per capita per year

    10. Canada

    6.2 kg per capita per year

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