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Coffee Industry Statistics [Largest Collection of Market Research]

The coffee industry is changing so much from year to year that facts and statistics often look completely different from one year to the next.

Instead of providing old or irrelevant data for reference and sharing, we regularly update our research.

We have mentioned all the important data for 2020 in the following article:

Coffee Industry Statistics

Coffee Industry Consumption Statistics

1. Worldwide, approximately 54% of adults between the ages of 18 and 29 drink, on average, 2 cups a day. (SurveyMonkey)

2. 64% of the US population drinks at least one cup a day. (Fool.com)

3. More than 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day around the world. (Wikipedia)

4. Also, Americans consume more than 140 billion cups per year, or about 400 million cups of coffee per day. (Fool.com)

5. The average U.S. coffee drinker consumes 2.7 cups per day, with the average size of a coffee cup measuring 9 ounces. (Fool.com)

6. In 2019-2020, 164,487 thousand 60-kg bags of coffee were consumed, and the global consumption growth rate was 2.2% per year. (International Coffee Organization)

7. World coffee consumption by continent in 2019-2020 (International Coffee Organization):

World coffee consumption (In thousand 60-kg bags)

8. Coffee consumption in the U.S. in millions of 60-kg bags (Statista):

COFFEE CONSUMPTION IN THE U.S. (IN MILLIONS OF 60-KG BAGS)

9. In 2020, the average volume of coffee consumed per capita amounts to 0.9 kg. (Statista)

AVERAGE VOLUME PER CAPITA IN KILOGRAMS (2020)

10. Countries that consume the most coffee per capita (WorldAtlas):

CONSUMPTION OF COFFEE PER CAPITA BY COUNTRY

11. In the United States, coffee consumption is 4.2 kg per capita. (WorldAtlas)

12. In the United States, 79% of respondents said they had a cup of coffee at home the previous day, and 36% of Americans said they had a cup of coffee away from home the previous day. (Reuters)

13. The average cost of a cup of coffee varies widely around the world (Statista):

average cost of a cup of coffee (by city)

14. The average price of a cup of coffee in the USA across all restaurant categories (quick and full service) is $2.99, compared to Starbucks where customers pay between $1.95 and $2.15 for a tall (12-ounce) brewed coffee, depending on location. (MarketWatch)

15. The average size of a cup of coffee in the USA (Shutterfly):

Mug TypeMug Size
Espresso2-3 oz
Cappuccino5-6 oz
Classic8-15 oz
Latte11-15 oz
Oversized Mug 20-25 oz
Oversized Latte20-25 oz
Travel Tumbler15-20 oz
Travel Mug15-20 oz

Coffee Industry Drinks Statistics

16. These are the most popular coffee drinks in the world (BeanPoet):

  1. Americano
  2. Breve
  3. Café au lait
  4. Café mocha
  5. Cappuccino

17. These are the most popular coffee drinks in the USA (WorkWise):

  1. Caramel Macchiato
  2. Flat White
  3. Cappuccino
  4. Cold Brew
  5. Latte Macchiato

Why People Drink Coffee

18. Here are the top reasons people drink coffee (SurveyMonkey):

  • 69% of people drink coffee because they like the taste;
  • 62% of respondents drink coffee to gain energy;
  • 34% drink coffee to focus;
  • 18% drink coffee to deal with stress;
  • 10% consume coffee for health reasons.

19. People really want coffee! (I Need Coffee):

  • 42% would give up the morning newspaper and smartphone for a cup of coffee;
  • 20% would exchange a lunch for coffee;
  • 12% prefer to get up earlier for a cup of coffee;
  • 10% would drink coffee instead of brushing their teeth.

20. They cannot refuse it! (Mandatory):

  • 62% of people cannot function without it;
  • 41% of people said that they drink coffee in the shower;
  • 36% said they were ready to give up TV and the Internet for a week for coffee;
  • 29% of people said they were ready to leave their loved ones for a week for coffee;
  • 25% would refuse a morning shower for coffee.

21. Millennials have specific coffee preferences (National Coffee Association Blog):

  • 70% of the coffee consumed by millennials is gourmet drinks, and 30% is not;
  • 32% of millennials consume espresso drinks;
  • 14% consume non-espresso drinks;
  • 15% of millennils drink coffee in specialized coffee shops and eateries;
  • About 65% of Millennials are aware of single-cup brewers, a significantly lower portion than among older age groups.

22. Millennials’ favorite coffee and tea flavors (Keurig Blog):

MILLENNIAL'S FAVORITE COFFEE AND TEA FLAVORS

Caffeine Consumption Statistics

23. Caffeine consumption statistics by country (Caffeine Informer):

THE MOST CAFFEINE-CONSUMING COUNTRIES BY CAFFEINE CONSUMED PER PERSON

24. The USA ranks 11th among the countries with the highest caffeine consumption, with a rate of 200mg/day per person. (Caffeine Informer)

Coffee Production Statistics

25. In total, world coffee production is estimated to reach 176.1 million 60-kg bags in 2020-2021. (United States Department of Agriculture)

26. Countries with the largest coffee production (Wikipedia, Global Value Chains Center):

Country60-kg bagsMetric TonsPoundsGlobal %
Brazil442000002652000571438100029.1
Vietnam275000001,650,000363762700018.6
Colombia13500000810,00017857440009.1
Indonesia11000000660,00014550500007.4
Ethiopia6,400,0003840008465750004.3
Honduras5,800,000348,0007672080003.9
India5800000348,0007672080003.9
Uganda48000002880006349310003.2
Mexico3900000234,0005158810002.6
Guatemala3400000204,0004497430002.3
Peru3200000192,0004232870002.2
Nicaragua22000001320002910100001.5
China1947000116,8202575440001.3
Ivory Coast1,800,000108,0002380990001.2
Costa Rica1492000895201973570001.2
Papua New Guinea800000480001058210001
Tanzania800000480001058210000.6
El Salvador76200045,7201007950000.5
Ecuador70000042000925940000.5
Cameroon57000034,200753980000.5
Laos52000031,200687840000.5
Madagascar520,00031200687840000.4
Gabon50000030000661380000.4
Thailand50000030000661380000.4
Venezuela50000030000661380000.3
Dominican Republic40000024000529100000.3
Haiti35000021000462970000.3
Democratic Republic of the Congo33500020100443120000.3
Rwanda250,00015000330690000.2
Burundi200,00012000264550000.2
Philippines20000012000264550000.2
Guinea160,0009600211640000.1
Yemen1200007200158730000.1
Cuba1000006000132270000.1
Panama1000006000132270000.1
Bolivia900005400119040000.1
Timor Leste800004800105820000.1
Central African Republic65000390085980000.1
Nigeria40000240052910000.1
Ghana370002,22048940000.1
Sierra Leone36000216047610000.1
Angola35,000210046290000.1
Jamaica21000126027770000.1
Paraguay20000120026450000.1

27. Flavors of coffee by country (Duke Global Value Chains Center, Wikipedia, Perfect Daily Grind, USAID, International Trade Centre, Roastmasters, Sweet Marias, Sierra Leone Telegraph):

CountryFlavor
BrazilChocolate, nutty, savory
VietnamEarthy, bitter
ColombiaCola, cherry, orange, vanilla, chocolate
IndonesiaEarthy, woody
EthiopiaBlueberry, citrus, floral
HondurasChocolate, nutty, savory
IndiaEathy, spicy, clove
UgandaEarthy, floral, savory
MexicoChocolate, nutty, savory
GuatemalaChocolate, nutty, savory
PeruNutty, vanilla
NicaraguaTobacco
ChinaEarthy, balanced
Cote d’IvoireEarthy, bitter
United StatesEarthy, woody
Costa RicaChocolate, nutty, savory
KenyaDried fruit, raisin
Papua New GuineaEarthy, woody
TanzaniaFruity, berry, cedar
El SalvadorChocolate, nutty, savory

28. About 70% of the world’s coffee production is Arabica, nearly 30% is Robusta and only about 2% is Liberica. (National coffee Association, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

29. Global production of Arabica/Robusta/Liberica in percent by country (Global Values Chains Center):

CountryArabicaRobustaLiberica
Brazil74260
Vietnam11890
Colombia10000
Indonesia24751
Ethiopia54460
Honduras9190
India28720
Uganda11890
Mexico9640
Guatemala9820

30. Comparison of characteristics of coffee tree varieties (Wikipedia, Roast and Reason, Useful Tropical Plants, Pinoy Bisnes Ideas, Kape Isla, Food-Info, World Fertilizer Use Manual, Trade Winds Fruit, EnjoyJava, International Coffee Trading, Vittoria Coffee):

FeatureArabicaRobustaLiberica
Global Production~70%~30%~2%
Primary ProductionSouth AmericaAfricaAsia
Bearing Age2 years3-4 years3-5 years
Height10-15 feet15-30 feet30-45 feet
Temperature60-75F65-95F60-80F
Elevation2,000-6,500 feetSea level to 3,000 feetSea level to 3,000 feet
ShadeMoreLessLess
Rainfall45-85 inches85-115 inches65-100 inches
Yield0.7-2.2 lbs per tree1.2-2.4 lbs per tree1.2-2.4 lbs per tree
Harvest After Flowering7-9 months9-11 months12-14 months
Density Per Hectare1,200-7,000500-2,000500-2,000
PollinationSelf pollinatingCross pollinationCross pollination
Pest ResistenceLowHighMedium

31. The average price of Arabica and Robusta in US dollars per kilogram (Statista):

THE AVERAGE PRICE OF ARABICA (IN US DOLLARS PER KG)
The average price of Robusta (in us dollars per kg)

32. Nearly 25 million farmers worldwide rely on growing coffee for their livelihood. (HowStuffWorks)

Coffee Export and Import Statistics

33. These countries comprise 79.7% of the world’s coffee exports (World’s Top Exports):

FeatureArabicaRobustaLiberica
Global Production~70%~30%~2%
Primary ProductionSouth AmericaAfricaAsia
Bearing Age2 years3-4 years3-5 years
Height10-15 feet15-30 feet30-45 feet
Temperature60-75F65-95F60-80F
Elevation2,000-6,500 feetSea level to 3,000 feetSea level to 3,000 feet
ShadeMoreLessLess
Rainfall45-85 inches85-115 inches65-100 inches
Yield0.7-2.2 lbs per tree1.2-2.4 lbs per tree1.2-2.4 lbs per tree
Harvest After Flowering7-9 months9-11 months12-14 months
Density Per Hectare1,200-7,000500-2,000500-2,000
PollinationSelf pollinatingCross pollinationCross pollination
Pest ResistenceLowHighMedium

34. The fastest growing coffee exporters since 2015 (World’s Top Exports):

  • France (an increase of 74.8%);
  • Netherlands (an increase of 57.2%);
  • Italy (an increase of 24.7%);
  • Switzerland (an increase of 24.2%).

35. Reducing the volume of coffee exports by country (World’s Top Exports):

  • Indonesia (-26.6% decrease);
  • Belgium (-19.9% decrease);
  • Brazil (-18.2% decrease);
  • USA (-13.2% decrease);
  • Vietnam (-0.04% decrease).

36. Leading countries by coffee exports, in thousands of 60-kilogram sacks (Statista):

LEADING COUNTRIES BY COFFEE EXPORTS (IN THOUSANDS OF 60-KG BAGS)

37. Total imports and exports of coffee from 2005-2020, in 1,000 60-kg bags (Statista):

TOTAL COFFEE EXPORTS WORLDWIDE (in 1,000 60-kg bags)

38. Worldwide export of types of coffee beans in 1,000 60-kg bags (Statista):

Worldwide exports of coffee beans

39. Countries with the highest import rate, in 60-kg bags (2016/17-2019/20) (International Coffee Organization):

Coutry60-kg bags importedRate of increase
European Union46,0821 %
USA27,7322 %
Japan7,5231 %
Russian Federation4,4834 %
Canada3,8462 %
Algeria54724 %
South Korea2,4476 %
Australia1,8794 %
Saudi Arabia1,3140 %
Turkey1,40911 %
Ukraine1,204-1 %
Switzerland1,074-2 %
Norway9040 %
Sudan592-3 %
Argentina574-5 %
Egypt633-1 %
South Africa6467 %
Morocco7303 %
Lebanon6462 %
Taiwan7188 %
Others9,3884 %

40. The total amount of imported coffee worldwide was 114,372 (in thousand 60-kg bags), and the average growth rate was 1.7% per year. (International Coffee Organization)

Coffee Shop Statistics

41. Largest coffee shops chains in the world (Wikipedia):

Coffee shop nameCountry founded inNumber of locations
StarbucksUnited States28,218
Dunkin’United States11,000
Tim HortonsCanada4,613
Paris CroissantSouth Korea3,558
Costa CoffeeUnited Kingdom3,401
Café AmazonThailand3,000
Luckin CoffeeChina1,700
Café Coffee DayIndia1,556
Caffe BeneSouth Korea1,378
Doutor CoffeeJapan1,300+
Krispy KremeUnited States1,005
Ediya CoffeeSouth Korea1,000
85C Bakery CafeTaiwan994

42. The most popular coffee shops in the USA (World Coffee Portal):

  • Starbucks accounts for 40% of the entire coffee shop market, with approximately 14,875 stores.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts occupies 26% of the coffee market and has approximately 9,570 stores throughout the United States.
  • Caribou coffee occupies 13% of the coffee shop market and has approximately 4,700 stores in the USA.
POPULAR COFFEE SHOPS IN USA

43. The number of Starbucks coffee houses per capita by country, per 1 million inhabitants (The Telegraph):

Number of Starbucks coffee shops per capita (per 1-M inhabitants)

44. At Starbucks, 20% of total orders are placed through mobile apps. (RetailDive)

45. The use of apps to order coffee in 2018 versus 2019 (Statista):

PERCENT OF COFFEE ORDERS PLACED VIA APPS IN 2018 AND 2019

Coffee Industry Revenue Statistics

46. Countries with the highest income in the coffee industry (Statista):

GLOBAL REVENUE COMPARISON (IN MILLIONS OF USD)

47. Revenue by coffee type in millions of USD from 2012 to 2025 (projected) (Statista):

REVENUE FROM INSTANT COFFEE (IN MILLIONS OF USD)
REVENUE FROM ROAST COFFEE (IN MILLIONS OF USD)

48. Average revenue per capita in USD from 2012 to 2025 (projected) (Statista):

AVERAGE INSTANT COFFEE REVENUE PER CAPITA (IN USD)
AVERAGE ROAST COFFEE REVENUE PER CAPITA (IN USD)

49. Average price per kilogram of coffee in USD from 2012 to 2025 (projected) (Statista):

AVERAGE PRICE PER KG OF COFFEE (IN USD)

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