Worldwide Coffee Consumption

In kilograms, this chart depicts the amount of coffee consumed per person according to the country. To convert to pounds from kilograms, multiply by 2.2.

The key in pounds, with representative a country, is:

  • Less than 1.76 lbs (India)
  • 1.76 – 5.28 lbs (Mexico)
  • 5.28 – 9.9 lbs (United States)
  • 9.9 – 14.96 lbs (Canada)
  • 14.96 – 26.4 lbs (Sweden)

Current World Total Coffee Consumption: 1.3 Kilograms per person per year (7,358,897 metric tons)

World consumption continued on an upward trend despite the economic downturn and was estimated at around 130 million bags (1 bag = 60 kilogram) in coffee year 2008/09 compared to 127.2 million bags in 2007/08. This growth is attributable mainly to domestic consumption in exporting countries, which account for around 28% of total demand (ICO 2009).

Coffee consumption per capita is the average weight of coffee, in kilograms, consumed annually by each person in a given country or region. Weight is presented as Green Bean Equivalent (GBE). 1 pound roasted coffee = 1.19 pounds of green coffee beans.


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