Coffee consumption in Europe

In the 12-month period from June 2013 to May 2014 the total coffee export volume was 6.5 million tons. The European Union is by far the largest importer of coffee, being the destination of some 45% of all exports. In 2013 the EU imported 3 million tons of coffee, part of which was re-exported either as green or processed coffee.

Europe has the highest per capita coffee consumption in the world. The EU consumes 2.5 million tons coffee per year, which equates to 4 kilos of roasted coffee per EU inhabitant per year. Every day some 725 million cups of coffee are drunk in the EU.

Figure 3 : per capita coffee consumption in selected EU member states. Source: International Coffee Organization

Further statistical information is available in the European Coffee Report and on the website of the International Coffee Organization.