17 Coffee Statistics
As a nation we’re obsessed with coffee. Our entire day seems to be structured around the beverage with many of us not even being able to get up in the morning without the warm embrace from a cup of coffee. If you love coffee as much as we do, you might be curious about the statistics about coffee out there and want to know how this obsession reflects in the numbers.
Keep reading and learn everything from how much coffee is consumed in the UK on average per day to which country has the highest consumption per capital.
Interesting Coffee statistics
2. The average person in the UK drinks 2 cups of coffee a day
3. 80% of UK households buy instant coffee to enjoy at home
4. 80% of coffee shop goers go at least once a week
5. Coffee is the one of the most popular drinks worldwide
6. UK consumers spend over £4bn in high-street coffee shops
7. Mature coffee plants yield 5 pounds of green coffee beans a year
8. Coffee plants can live to be 100 years old
On average, coffee plants live between 40 – 50 years, but they can live to the grand old age of 100 if they’re cared for properly.
10. 90% of the world’s coffee is grown in economically developing countries
There are 25 million farming families across the world, and to them coffee isn’t just a commodity, it’s a way of life.
11. Finland has the highest coffee consumption per capita
Here’s the top 10 list of coffee consumption per capita, the UK ranks 44th which is considerably high for such a small country!
|Country||Consumption Per Capita|
(Data from The National Coffee Association)
12. The UK’s coffee consumption varies quite dramatically by age
This is the UK’s average coffee consumption by age:
|Age||Cups per day|
|Generation Z (under 20)||0.5|
|Millennials (20 – 37)||1.3|
|Generation X (38 – 52)||2.1|
|Baby Boomers (53 – 71)||2.2|
(Coffee statistics from Roast & Post)
13. The human body can only absorb 300mg of caffeine at a time
14. 1/3 of people don’t drink coffee at all
15. 65% of the UK’s coffee consumption is at home
This was found in the same study as the one listed above. 25% said they enjoyed coffee at work or whilst studying, whereas 10% only consumed the beverage in coffee shops, bars or restaurants.
16. Men drink more coffee than women
This study also concluded that 54% of coffee drinkers in the UK are men, whereas 46% are women, which is quite a close split!