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 Coffee Producers, Exporters, Importers, and Drinkers

I was Enjoying my Double espresso this morning, Daydreaming and thinking about the day ahead. When I got to thinking about Coffee Beans.

Who Produces the most?

Who Exports the most?

Who imports the most?

And Who Drinks the most?

So I thought I would see what I could find on the subjects and started to do some research. I found quite a lot of info on the subject and thought I would share it in this post

Now I know some of you already know all there is to know about coffee beans, but, humor me because I didn’t know these facts and I am sure that like me there are people out there that also didn’t . I have kept it to the top 10 in each category or there would be reams of pages. Stats Courtesy of ICO. And USDA

So let’s start with

 Who Produces The Most Beans 2018/19

Country

Brazil
Vietnam
Columbia
Indonesia
Honduras
Ethiopia
India
Uganda
Peru
Mexico

Metric Tonnes

3,612,000
1,794,000
870,000
582,000
441,000
426,000
330,000
288,000
264,000
270,000

I Found this interesting because I was not really aware about how much is produced by Vietnam. I knew they produced coffee but not at the level shown

. I also would have thought Kenya would have been there with Ethiopia (The Birthplace of coffee), so for me, Uganda was a surprise. All the other producers are what I would have expected.

That is one huge heap of coffee. Thank you for producing my beverage.

Production For Each Variety

Varieties

Arabica
Robusta

Metric Tonnes

6,096,960
4,173,000

Brazil is the primary producer of Arabica by far with Vietnam way down the list Out of Vietnams total production of 1,794,00 metric tons only 84,000 is Arabica Way below Brazils 2,670,000.

When it comes to Robusta it is Vietnam then Brazil with Vietnam producing nearly double to Brazil. Vietnam produces 1,710,00 Robusta to Brazils 942,000 Metric tons.

 Who Exports The Most Beans 2018/19

Country

Brazil
Vietnam
Columbia
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Uganda
Ethiopia
Peru
Guatemala

Metric Tonnes

1,932,000
1,512,000
750,000
423,000
225,000
432,000
276,000
238,800
252,000
216,000

The interesting Numbers from the above section is obviously how much of their coffee production Ethiopia and Brazil keep for self-consumption, just over half. Most of the other producers export 80% of production.

Ethiopia is a big coffee drinking nation and in fact “ The Coffee Ceremony” is an important part of any gathering. Equally, Brazil is also obviously a big coffee drinking nation.

 Who Imports The Most Beans 2018/19

Country

European Union
United States
Japan
Canada
Russia
Switzerland
South Korea
Algeria
Australia
Malaysia

Metric Tonnes

2,880,000
1,620,000
450,000
192,000
180,000
174,000
162,000
138,000
96,000
90,000

If you look at the below table of consumption then there are no surprises here. The EU comprises the Scandinavian countries. I did not realize that Japan was so high up the list.

The US is no surprise as Americans like their coffee

 Who Drinks The Most Coffee

Country

1. Finland
2. Norway
3. Iceland
4. Denmark
5. Netherlands
6. Sweden
7. Switzerland
8. Belgium
9. Luxembourg
10. Canada
11. Bosnia and Herzegovina
12. Austria
13. Italy
14. Slovenia
15. Brazil
16. Germany
17. Greece
18. France
19. Croatia
20. Cyprus

Kilograms Per Capita

12
9.9
9
8.7
8.4
8.2
7.9
6.8
6.5
6.2
6.1
5.9
5.8
5.8
5.5
5.5
5.4
5.1
4.9
4.8

I would never have thought that the Finns would be at the top of the list, they seem such a laid-back nation, I mean Kimi seems to be totally unflustered. No signs of caffeine there

Probably the long cold winters contribute

In fact, except for Canada and Brazil, all the rest are European countries

I hope this collection of stats are interesting to you, they have been for me. I have a brand of coffee that I prefer and very rarely look to see the country of origin

So I have decided that over the next little while I am going try and get beans from the different exporting countries and see how they differ and if I am good enough to taste the difference.

Happy Coffee Drinking

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