May 30, 2019 6 min read

The World's Top Coffee Consuming Nations 

What Country is the Top Coffee Consuming Nation?

Finland ranks as the top coffee consuming nation. According to statistics from the International Coffee Organization (ICO), Finland drinks an impressive twelve kilos of coffee per person annually, making it the most coffee-loving country globally. Finland is not alone in its love for coffee; its neighbors, including Norway, Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden, are also among the top ten coffee drinkers globally.

While Finland may be the top coffee consumer globally, coffee is enjoyed in almost every corner of the world, with different regions having their unique ways of brewing and serving it. Whether you prefer your coffee black, with cream and sugar, or in a fancy latte, there's no denying the allure of this beloved beverage.

Based on data collated by WorldAtlas.com these are the top 10 countries for consumption of coffee per capita:

Per Person Per Year 

  1. Finland - 12 kg 
  2. Norway - 9.9 kg
  3. Iceland - 9 kg
  4. Denmark - 8.7 kg
  5. Netherlands - 8.4 kg
  6. Sweden - 8.2 kg
  7. Switzerland - 7.9 kg
  8. Belgium - 6.8 kg
  9. Luxembourg - 6.5 kg
  10. Canada - 6.2 kg 

Coffee the World's Beloved Beverage

Coffee is one of the most beloved beverages worldwide, enjoyed by millions of people every day. It is the go-to drink for many when they need a boost of energy or when they want to sit back and relax with friends or family. In fact, coffee has become a cultural icon in many parts of the world. The coffee industry is massive, with over 150 million bags of coffee consumed worldwide each year, resulting in almost 10 million tons of roasted coffee beans.

 

 

 

What is Earliest Evidence of Coffee Drinking

The earliest evidence of coffee drinking dates to Yemen in the 15th century, where it was initially used for medicinal purposes. However, over time, coffee drinking evolved into a social activity that people all over the world engage in. Today, coffee is enjoyed in almost every country, with different regions having their unique ways of preparing and serving it.

 

The World Ritual of Coffee

So, what is it about coffee that makes it so beloved? For many, coffee is more than just a drink; it's a way of life. The ritual of brewing and serving coffee is deeply ingrained in many cultures, from the traditional tea ceremonies in Japan to the elaborate coffee ceremonies in Ethiopia. Coffee has a long and fascinating history, which has contributed to its popularity worldwide.

In addition to its cultural significance, coffee has numerous health benefits that make it an attractive beverage choice for many. Coffee contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that can increase alertness, improve mental performance and can keep the skin looking healthy and youthful.

In conclusion, coffee is a beloved beverage that has become an integral part of many people's daily routines. Its rich history and cultural significance have contributed to its popularity worldwide.

    How Do Countries Make Their Cup of Coffee?

    BRAZIL

    You may be surprised to learn that Brazil is ranked tenth in terms of coffee consumption per capita, Since Brazil is the world's largest producer of coffee beans for the last 150 years, one would think they would be in the number one position for coffee consumption. Coffee is the national beverage in Brazil, and coffee is cafezinho (ca-fay-zee-nyo), which is almost a synonym for welcome in the country. Wherever you go, the minute you walk into a coffee shop or someone's home, the first thing they will ask is, would you like a cafezinho? We want to share with you a wonderful cafezinho recipe.

    Here's a cafezinho recipe that has been handed down through the generations. 

    How to make a traditional cafezhino

    Recipe for Traditional Cafezinho

    Ingredients

    Instructions
    • Find a saucepan that you'll promise to use ONLY for making coffee.
    • Add water to the pan, add the sugar and dissolve well.
    • Bring to boil over medium heat.
    • When the water and sugar mixture boils, add the coffee powder, stir well and remove from heat immediately.
    • Find is a traditional cloth coffee strainer. If you don't have the real thing use a paper filter.
    • Pour into a tiny cup (like a demitasse).

    Source: Maria's Cookbook

    ITALY

    When we speak about Italy, we know how coffee is such an integral part of Italian culture. Italy has roughly eight million bags of green coffee beans imported annually. Italians love coffee! They drink coffee at home, where it is usually made in a moka pot, or in cafés, restaurants and workplaces, where it's dispensed from Espresso Coffee makers. It's served in tiny espresso cups and it is usually sipped while standing at cafés. The recipe below is an incredibly delicious way to drink an espresso, affogato: vanilla ice cream drowned in espresso!  

    COLOMBIA

    Coffee is more a family thing in Colombia, and it generally goes with breakfast. However, drinking coffee is also a beverage for cold weather, and even though Colombian Coffeeis considered one of the best coffees in the world, Colombia doesn't have a big coffee culture.

    "In our country the typical coffee is Tinto which is basically a long black. But for breakfast it is more common to have coffee with milk which is the same as a ‚Äėlatte‚Äô." Carlos Colina, Senior Producer, SBS Spanish.

    INDONESIA

    While you can find nice coffee shops sprinkled throughout the major cities in Indonesia, if you really want to experience Indonesian Coffeeculture it is best to get out in the streets and away from the malls. Kopi Tubruk is the most popular brewed coffee in the country, and in the warung kopi, roadside stalls, you will find unstrained brewed coffee in a glass. Indonesians prefer to drink coffee black with sugar. Indonesians also serve coffee with herbs and spices like Kopi Jahe, ginger coffee.

    How to Make Kopi Tabruk - Indonesian Coffee Recipe

    To make a cup of Kopi Tubruk:

    1. Add two teaspoons of fine or medium ground coffee (sugar is optional) into a cup
    2. Boil the water and then add it to the cup at the boiling temperature
    3. Stir so the water and the coffee grounds mix well
    4. Let it stay and cook with the coffee for a few minutes until most of the ground coffee has settled in the bottom
    5. Enjoy your coffee but leave the "mud" at the bottom alone. Don't drink it.

    GREECE

    When you live in Greece, drinking coffee is a social experience. Greek coffee is like espresso, but you cannot drink it standing up: sipping a coffee is meant to be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. In summer the most common choice would be a frapp√© (ŌÜŌĀőĪŌÄő≠Ōā), an iced coffee.¬†

    AUSTRALIA

    Australians love coffee and they drink a lot of coffee. The local coffee culture has been influenced by the strong Italian immigration, although to order an espresso you ask for a short black.

    Australians claim they invented the flat white, steamed frothy milk over a double shot of espresso, but New Zealanders beg to disagree. While cappuccino is sometimes spelled with some poetic license (cupachino), Italian speakers who are not Australian residents might be surprised to find out that a latte (literally: milk) is a coffee drink like a flat white but with more frothed milk, and a piccolo (literally: small) is a ristretto with frothed milk, served in a small glass. Below is a video on how to make a Flat White Coffee. 

    FINLAND

    Finland is the world's top coffee consuming nation per capita. There is a report from Nordic Coffee Culture which found that 6% of Finnish women and 14% of Finnish men drink more than ten cups of coffee per day. Yes, that is a huge amount of coffee and there seem to be some serious coffee drinkers in Finland! The average consumption of coffee is four cups per day, so when some is drinking ten cups of coffee a day, that is impressive. Laws have been created to support the high intake of coffee in Finland. Finnish workers are legally required to be given an official coffee break, making Finland the only place in the world with a coffee break is part of the law. 

    The most popular coffees are lightly roasted, but you can still get medium and dark coffee in the country. If you drink decaf coffee, you may be out of luck. Decaffeinated coffee is hard to come by with many coffee shops and supermarkets not stocking decaffeinated coffee due to low demand.

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