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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