From starting drinking in your 20s to your 70s or above, we spend our entire life enjoying coffee. But the question is, how much do we know about coffee?
I was eager to know about the coffee statistics and demographics too.
So, from curiosity to writing this article, I’ve closely gone through hundreds of articles, news, and research to find the best possible data and information.
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with billions of consumers and on which millions of lives depend. But in recent years, the industry has been in the news for crop failure, global warming, and inflation.
I’ve divided this article into four sections for the sake of simplicity. So, as you go ahead, you may get impressive statistics that you can further use for your work or increase your knowledge.
So, let’s start this journey where you get surprising data and figures.
With over hundreds of billions of cups are consumed each year across the globe by different countries with different types of coffee and at different places. So, there is a lot of data to share.
1. 66% of Americans drink coffee each day, making it the most popular beverage, followed by bottled water and tea.
2. The northeastern part of America, which is nine states, consumes the maximum amount of coffee, around 72%.
3. An estimated 491 million cups of coffee are consumed a day in America. It means 179.2 billion cups of coffee are consumed in a year. That’s huge!
4. 18% of Americans consume Latte, making it the most popular specialty coffee before Espresso 16% and Cappuccino 15%.
5. 70% of Americans aged between 40-59 consume coffee, making it the highest, and 51% of those aged between 18-24 drink coffee, making it the lowest.
6. In the United States, 81% of individuals who enjoy coffee typically have it as part of their breakfast.
7. Almost one-third (30%) of American coffee drinkers consume a flavourful cup of coffee, and Vanilla is their top choice.
8. 30% of people who consume coffee drink cold brew, and among them, 24% drink Iced coffee.
9. There has been a 20% spike in the in-office coffee station since Jan. 2022 among American coffee drinkers leading to 36% in total.
10. Statista reported roughly 59% of American coffee drinkers usually consumed drip coffee at work or office in the year 2017. While writing, I’m also having a drip coffee.
11. 28% of American coffee consumers drink outside of their homes, trailed by home and office.
12. Around 98 million cups of coffee are consumed in the United Kingdom every day.
13. 80% of UK in-home coffee drinkers consume instant coffee.
14. 16% of UK coffee drinkers go to coffee shops daily.
15. UK coffee drinkers consume around 2 cups of coffee every day.
16. According to Statista, 166.63 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee were consumed globally in the year 2020-2021. It is around 10 billion kilograms of coffee. The data for 2021-2022 is awaiting.
17. As stated by CBI.eu, Europe consumes the most coffee, accounting for 3200 tonnes, around 33% of global coffee consumption, followed by Asia and Oceania, which consumes 2200 tonnes of coffee.
18. Finnish people consume approx 4 cups of coffee per day. I think they are real coffee lovers.
Also, when we calculate coffee consumption per capita, Finland tops the list with an average of 12 KG consumption per capita, and after that Norway with 9.9 KG consumption per capita. [World Population Review]
19. Men generally consume more coffee than women per capita. According to Statista, an American male somewhere consumed 1.93 cups of coffee daily; however, a female drank 1.82 cups each day.
So, an average of 1.87 cups of coffee per capita were consumed in the year 2020.
20. The majority of American consumers like to purchase coffee that is environment and farmer-friendly. That’s an appreciable part. [NCA]
21. The United States Department of Agriculture reported domestic consumption of 165,240 (in thousand 60 kilogram bags) of coffee globally in the year 2021-2022.
The forecast for 2022-2023 is approx 167,040 (in thousand 60 kilogram bags). That’s a big number, isn’t it?
22. When we talk about domestic consumption, the United States of America as a country consumes the most amount of coffee which is 26,411 (In Thousand 60-Kilogram Bags).
23. American coffee drinker has a special attachment to Regular Coffee. A poll is conducted by YouGov where there are five options to choose from Loved it, Liked it, Not sure, Dislike it and Hate it.
For regular coffee, 51% choose loved it and 37% chooses like it, making it the most popular beverage; however, 20% of regular coffee drinkers love to have it black.
24. 40% of American coffee maker uses Drip coffee maker for brewing their cup of joe; this preparation method tops the list, followed by Single cup brewer at 27%, Cold brew at 16% and espresso machine at 11%.
25. Steep cold brew coffee takes the longest time to brew, around 12-18 hours.
26. Research shows people use coffee (68%) as a caffeinated product more than any other drink, trailed by Soda at 42% and tea at 29%.
The expert says coffee is widely grown in the bean belt, an imaginary region between 23.5 degrees north and 30 degrees south of the equator.
This area is suitable for coffee plants as farming is complex and requires a suitable climate.
Also, farmers have to see that different coffee species require different conditions, like arabica plants, which are sown at a high altitude, whereas robusta needs a low altitude.
Want to learn about the differences between arabica and robusta? Check our article on Arabica vs Robusta.
According to World Population Review, coffee is grown in more than 70 tropical countries.
27. South America is the largest coffee producer continent in the world, producing 77.46 million 60-kilogram bags, and thereafter Asia and Oceania at 51.4 million 60-kilogram bags in the year 2021.
28. Brazil produces 58.1 million 60-Kilogram Bags of coffee in the year 2021-2022, making it the highest coffee producer as a country.
29. Brazil is also the largest producer of arabica, producing 36,400 (in 1,000 60-kilogram bags), and Vietnam is the largest producer of robusta, producing 30,500 (in 1,000 60-kilogram bags).
30. Total coffee production in the year 2021-2022 is 167,134 (in 1,000 60-kilogram bags), and according to the 2022-2023 forecast, it will be somewhere around 174,950 (in 1,000 60-kilogram bags). That’s tremendous!
When you look at the figures from USDA, you’ll find Vietnam’s total production is 31.6 million 60-Kilogram Bags of coffee, and it domestically consumes 3.4 million 60-Kilogram Bags of coffee.
So, what else does the surplus do? They export and earn huge revenues that lead to boosting their economy.
Coffee trading is crucial as when we look at the data, most coffee lovers reside outside of producing countries.
Also, major coffee exporters are in developing countries, which is good for their economies.
31. Brazil exports the maximum amount of coffee to the world, thanks to nature and hardworking farmers. Its total export volume is 37,992 (in 1,000 60 kilogram bags), including beans, roast, and grounds and soluble.
The main export destinations for Brazilian coffee are Germany and United States at second.
32. Europeans love coffee more than any other continent, making the European Union the top importer of coffee in the world, importing 45,000(In Thousand 60-Kilogram Bags).
European Union comprises 27 countries, and according to CBI.EU, among them, Germany tops the list by importing around 35% and thereafter Italy at 18%.
33. The United States of America led the list of top importing countries worldwide, importing 26.5 million 60-kilogram bags.
But for roast and ground coffee imports, the United Kingdom tops the list.
Undoubtedly, the coffee market is vast, and it is breaking records year after year. The Corona Virus hit the industry hard, but now it has almost recovered and growing high.
Statista calculated the contribution of online sales is increasing significantly in the U.S.
Also, the average revenue per capita is at an all-time high are projected to touch a new height.
According to Pestle Analysis, the coffee industry is still in the Growth stage where new firms can enter easily and do business.
34. Yahoo reported that the global coffee industry valuation in the year 2020 was USD 102.02 billion. Further, its forecast for CAGR is to hit 4.8% during the year 2021-2026.
MenaFN reported that the global coffee market could hit a valuation of approximately US $116.6 billion by late 2022. And according to their projection, with a 5.7% CAGR, it may reach US $181.7 billion by 2030. Good News for the market!
35. Amerisleep surveyed 1008 people on spending at coffee shops, and its results are:
American female spends more money in a coffee shop than male. Female spends an average of $2327 each year, whereas a male spends $1934 a year.
The age between 25-34 spends the maximum money on having coffee at the shop with an average of $2008 every year. However, people aged 65+ spend the least, with an average of $7/year, maybe because their priorities are changed.
36. Business Insider reported The average price of a cup of coffee is $4.90 in the U.S. Inflation is one of the major causes of price rise.
However, according to Global Coffee Report, South Korea charges an average of $7.77 per cup of coffee, making it the most expensive country.
On the flip side, in Iran, a cup of coffee has priced at an average of $0.46, making it the least expensive country. Iranians prefer tea over any other beverage – this is a strong reason given by experts for low prices in Iran.
37. According to Statista, The United States generated the maximum revenue in the world of 8.11 billion U.S. dollars in the year 2021. The next big revenue-generating coffee market is Germany at approximately 2.25 billion, then Italy at 1.24 billion.
38. According to Investopedia, the best-value coffee stock is Nestle S.A. which is trading at 117.43 USD as of 22 Nov. 2022 and has a market cap of 308.11 billion CHF.
However, the fastest growing stock is Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR), which owns Tim Hortons, Burger King, Popeyes, and Firehouse Subs, trading at 68.17 USD as of 22 Nov. 2022 and has a market cap of 20.85 billion USD.
The Bottom Line
You’ve read all the statistics and figures, and now you have an idea about coffee from production to consumption (berry to brew).
The global coffee industry has so many ups and down but apart from these, it has a lot of potential, and we aficionados will always hope for the best.
Apart from all these, the numbers may seem interesting to coffeeholic and probably be a part of their discussion with family and friends. Also, comment below which fact you like the most.