Coffee Industry Statistics [Largest Collection of Market Research]

Posted in  Coffee  on  March 22, 2020 by  Urban Bean Coffee Team

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. In 2019, 64% of Americans aged 18 and over drank coffee every day. (NCA)

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

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 Type Mug Size
Espresso 2-3 oz
Cappuccino 5-6 oz
Classic 8-15 oz
Latte 11-15 oz
Oversized Mug  20-25 oz
Oversized Latte 20-25 oz
Travel Tumbler 15-20 oz
Travel Mug 15-20 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):

Country 60-kg bags Metric Tons Pounds Global %
Brazil 44200000 2652000 5714381000 29.1
Vietnam 27500000 1,650,000 3637627000 18.6
Colombia 13500000 810,000 1785744000 9.1
Indonesia 11000000 660,000 1455050000 7.4
Ethiopia 6,400,000 384000 846575000 4.3
Honduras 5,800,000 348,000 767208000 3.9
India 5800000 348,000 767208000 3.9
Uganda 4800000 288000 634931000 3.2
Mexico 3900000 234,000 515881000 2.6
Guatemala 3400000 204,000 449743000 2.3
Peru 3200000 192,000 423287000 2.2
Nicaragua 2200000 132000 291010000 1.5
China 1947000 116,820 257544000 1.3
Ivory Coast 1,800,000 108,000 238099000 1.2
Costa Rica 1492000 89520 197357000 1.2
Papua New Guinea 800000 48000 105821000 1
Tanzania 800000 48000 105821000 0.6
El Salvador 762000 45,720 100795000 0.5
Ecuador 700000 42000 92594000 0.5
Cameroon 570000 34,200 75398000 0.5
Laos 520000 31,200 68784000 0.5
Madagascar 520,000 31200 68784000 0.4
Gabon 500000 30000 66138000 0.4
Thailand 500000 30000 66138000 0.4
Venezuela 500000 30000 66138000 0.3
Dominican Republic 400000 24000 52910000 0.3
Haiti 350000 21000 46297000 0.3
Democratic Republic of the Congo 335000 20100 44312000 0.3
Rwanda 250,000 15000 33069000 0.2
Burundi 200,000 12000 26455000 0.2
Philippines 200000 12000 26455000 0.2
Guinea 160,000 9600 21164000 0.1
Yemen 120000 7200 15873000 0.1
Cuba 100000 6000 13227000 0.1
Panama 100000 6000 13227000 0.1
Bolivia 90000 5400 11904000 0.1
Timor Leste 80000 4800 10582000 0.1
Central African Republic 65000 3900 8598000 0.1
Nigeria 40000 2400 5291000 0.1
Ghana 37000 2,220 4894000 0.1
Sierra Leone 36000 2160 4761000 0.1
Angola 35,000 2100 4629000 0.1
Jamaica 21000 1260 2777000 0.1
Paraguay 20000 1200 2645000 0.1

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):

Country Flavor
Brazil Chocolate, nutty, savory
Vietnam Earthy, bitter
Colombia Cola, cherry, orange, vanilla, chocolate
Indonesia Earthy, woody
Ethiopia Blueberry, citrus, floral
Honduras Chocolate, nutty, savory
India Eathy, spicy, clove
Uganda Earthy, floral, savory
Mexico Chocolate, nutty, savory
Guatemala Chocolate, nutty, savory
Peru Nutty, vanilla
Nicaragua Tobacco
China Earthy, balanced
Cote d’Ivoire Earthy, bitter
United States Earthy, woody
Costa Rica Chocolate, nutty, savory
Kenya Dried fruit, raisin
Papua New Guinea Earthy, woody
Tanzania Fruity, berry, cedar
El Salvador Chocolate, 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):

Country Arabica Robusta Liberica
Brazil 74 26 0
Vietnam 11 89 0
Colombia 100 0 0
Indonesia 24 75 1
Ethiopia 54 46 0
Honduras 91 9 0
India 28 72 0
Uganda 11 89 0
Mexico 96 4 0
Guatemala 98 2 0

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):

Feature Arabica Robusta Liberica
Global Production ~70% ~30% ~2%
Primary Production South America Africa Asia
Bearing Age 2 years 3-4 years 3-5 years
Height 10-15 feet 15-30 feet 30-45 feet
Temperature 60-75F 65-95F 60-80F
Elevation 2,000-6,500 feet Sea level to 3,000 feet Sea level to 3,000 feet
Shade More Less Less
Rainfall 45-85 inches 85-115 inches 65-100 inches
Yield 0.7-2.2 lbs per tree 1.2-2.4 lbs per tree 1.2-2.4 lbs per tree
Harvest After Flowering 7-9 months 9-11 months 12-14 months
Density Per Hectare 1,200-7,000 500-2,000 500-2,000
Pollination Self pollinating Cross pollination Cross pollination
Pest Resistence Low High Medium

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):

Feature Arabica Robusta Liberica
Global Production ~70% ~30% ~2%
Primary Production South America Africa Asia
Bearing Age 2 years 3-4 years 3-5 years
Height 10-15 feet 15-30 feet 30-45 feet
Temperature 60-75F 65-95F 60-80F
Elevation 2,000-6,500 feet Sea level to 3,000 feet Sea level to 3,000 feet
Shade More Less Less
Rainfall 45-85 inches 85-115 inches 65-100 inches
Yield 0.7-2.2 lbs per tree 1.2-2.4 lbs per tree 1.2-2.4 lbs per tree
Harvest After Flowering 7-9 months 9-11 months 12-14 months
Density Per Hectare 1,200-7,000 500-2,000 500-2,000
Pollination Self pollinating Cross pollination Cross pollination
Pest Resistence Low High Medium

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):

Coutry 60-kg bags imported Rate of increase
European Union 46,082 1 %
USA 27,732 2 %
Japan 7,523 1 %
Russian Federation 4,483 4 %
Canada 3,846 2 %
Algeria 547 24 %
South Korea 2,447 6 %
Australia 1,879 4 %
Saudi Arabia 1,314 0 %
Turkey 1,409 11 %
Ukraine 1,204 -1 %
Switzerland 1,074 -2 %
Norway 904 0 %
Sudan 592 -3 %
Argentina 574 -5 %
Egypt 633 -1 %
South Africa 646 7 %
Morocco 730 3 %
Lebanon 646 2 %
Taiwan 718 8 %
Others 9,388 4 %

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 name Country founded in Number of locations
Starbucks United States 28,218
Dunkin’ United States 11,000
Tim Hortons Canada 4,613
Paris Croissant South Korea 3,558
Costa Coffee United Kingdom 3,401
Café Amazon Thailand 3,000
Luckin Coffee China 1,700
Café Coffee Day India 1,556
Caffe Bene South Korea 1,378
Doutor Coffee Japan 1,300+
Krispy Kreme United States 1,005
Ediya Coffee South Korea 1,000
85C Bakery Cafe Taiwan 994

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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About the Author

Urban Bean Coffee Team

Coffee is part of the lives of everyone on the Urban Bean Coffee team. We are a group of professional baristas, coffee bean roasters, and coffee machine repairers. Coffee has connected us, and together we strive to provide the best information to our readers. Our responsibility is to provide advice on any and all coffee-related issues. And we know that to do this we must be experts in this field. The coffee consumption culture has changed dramatically over several centuries. New brewing methods, bean quality control methods, roasting methods, and much more have appeared. We are sure that coffee will change further, and we want to be involved in changing it for the better.

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