Countries that drink the most coffee, tea and Starbucks

Which country is most fond of the much-loved bean? We've mapped the world according to coffee consumption per capita – and it's the Finns that come out on top. They grind their way through an impressive 12kg per person per year, according to stats from the International Coffee Organization. 

Finland's northern European neighbours are just as hungry for java. Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden also make the top 10 – it must be those long winters. 

The US (4.2kg per capita per year), UK (2.8) and Australia (3) failed to make the top 20 list.

The world's 20 biggest coffee drinkers

  1. Finland - 12kg per capita per year
  2. Norway - 9.9
  3. Iceland - 9
  4. Denmark - 8.7
  5. Netherlands - 8.4
  6. Sweden - 8.2
  7. Switzerland - 7.9
  8. Belgium - 6.8
  9. Luxembourg - 6.5
  10. Canada - 6.2
  11. Bosnia and Herzegovina - 6.1
  12. Austria - 5.9
  13. Italy - 5.8
  14. Slovenia - 5.8
  15. Brazil - 5.5
  16. Germany - 5.5
  17. Greece - 5.4
  18. France - 5.1
  19. Croatia - 4.9
  20. Cyprus - 4.8

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Australia and UK's lowly position in the coffee rankings may be down to our devotion to another hot beverage: tea. The UK drinks more tea per person per year (1.94kg) than all but two other nations, according to 2014 Euromonitor statistics. Turkey tops that particular table, with 3.15kg consumed annually per capita. Interestingly, New Zealanders drink more tea than Australians, 1.19kg per capita per year compared to 0.74kg.

The world's 20 biggest tea drinkers

  1. Turkey - 3.15kg per capita per year
  2. Ireland - 2.19
  3. United Kingdom - 1.94
  4. Russia - 1.383
  5. Morocco - 1.216
  6. New Zealand - 1.192
  7. Egypt - 1.011
  8. Poland - 0.999
  9. Japan - 2.133
  10. Saudi Arabia - 0.967
  11. South Africa - 0.811
  12. Netherlands - 0.777
  13. Australia - 0.747
  14. Chile - 0.731
  15. United Arab Emirates - 0.72
  16. Germany - 0.691
  17. Hong Kong - 0.647
  18. Ukraine - 0.582
  19. China - 0.566
  20. Canada - 0.508

The above figures include tea in many forms: Earl Grey, masala chai, green, mint and iced – so long as it's derived from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. 

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But include maté tea and a slew of new nations enter the equation, including Paraguay, where they guzzle 26.9lbs of the stuff per person per year, Uruguay (21.3lbs) and Argentina (13.3lbs).

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The most branches of Starbucks per capita

Love it or hate it, Starbucks has spread its caffeine-soaked tentacles around all four corners of the globe. But which country has the most branches per head of population? SilverDoor (a serviced apartment website) crunched the numbers, and Monaco came out on top, followed by the US, Canada, Aruba and The Bahamas. 

  1. Monaco - 52.08 per 1 million inhabitants
  2. United States - 41
  3. Canada - 38.8
  4. Aruba - 27.25
  5. The Bahamas - 26.45
  6. Kuwait - 25.34
  7. Singapore - 23.18
  8. South Korea - 19.3
  9. Curacao - 18.87
  10. Taiwan - 16.74
  11. Ireland - 15.34
  12. Bahrain - 14.95
  13. United Arab Emirates - 14.61
  14. United Kingdom - 13.84
  15. Andorra - 12.82

See also: What coffee is really like in the home of Starbucks

The Telegraph, London

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