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Tea & Coffee Consumption of the World

Posted on January 16, 2014 by Venia Coffee Roasters | Keith There have been 0 comments

Tea & Coffee Consumption of the World Circa 2012 Tea & Coffee Consumption of the World Circa 2012 (Credit: economist.com)

 

We saw this article a few weeks back that took data from 79 countries to build this infographic on coffee and tea consumption by country.  Pew Research picked it up and have a nice synopsis found here www.PewResearch.org and the Economist posted an interactive map of the data found here www.Economist.com.

 

I think it is no surprise that the United States is clearly a coffee drinking nation, as are the nations building the coffee belt of Central and South America.  I would suppose that much of the East Africa would also lean this direction but no data was examined or available for this study.

 

It was also no surprise that tea reigned supreme in Asian & Island countries, but what did surprise me a bit was the polarity of coffee and tea preference within countries.  Most countries lean heavily towards one or the other, with only a handful (European mostly) that were more centric in beverage preference.

 

While coffee yields worldwide are about twice that of tea (by weight), when it comes to cup equivalents, about 3 cups of tea are drunk worldwide for every cup of coffee.

 

While we are talking about it, just now saw this from www.qz.com:

 

Where the world's biggest coffee drinkers live.  Credit: qz.com Where the world's biggest coffee drinkers live. (Credit: qz.com)

 

Biggest coffee drinker title goes to the Netherlands, averaging 2.414 cups a day.  The USA averages 0.931 cups a day, while China and Nigeria only average a few drops of coffee a day.

 

I would love to see this study using data on specialty coffee drinkers of the world.  If I had to guess on a per-capita basis, I would theorize that South Korea and the Scandinavian countries would be at the top of the list, with the USA chasing behind.

 

This study also seems to lack data on Eastern African countries, which is disappointing as this is the birthplace of coffee and some of the most remarkable coffees are being grown here to this day.

 

Coffee Consumption per Capita Coffee Consumption per Capita (Credit: qz.com)


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