This article will bring you to the list of caffeine addictive countries with the highest coffee consumption in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. I like coffee pretty much, nevertheless I can do without it for days, easily. I consume it only once a day: in the morning. In the afternoon I barely drink coffee, just when I go and visit someone and I am offered a cup of coffee, or I need to work late.
Every year, people around the globe drink over 500 billion cups of coffee and coffee farms provide livelihood for more than 25 million people. In this way, coffee is the most sought-after commodity in the world after oil and its global value is estimated at around $100 billion. In this way, coffee is also one of the most traded agricultural commodities and coffee futures contracts are trading on New York Mercantile Exchange, New York Intercontinental Exchange, and the London International Financial Futures and Bond Exchange.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three caffeine addictive countries with the highest coffee consumption in the world from their list.
The first country is Brazil. Even though Brazilian culture is often associated with coffee, it’s by far not the world’s largest consumer of the beverage. However, Brazil is one of the world’s largest producers of coffee, mostly Arabica varieties. In 2o16/2017, Brazil is expected to produce 55 million bags of coffee, up by 9.2% on the year. Brazil has been growing coffee since 1727 and at the beginning of the 20th century it was the largest exporter, amassing around 70% of the world’s exports. Coffee export still represents a major part of Brazil’s economy as it accounts for nearly 3% of the country’s exports. The second country is Slovenia. In Slovenia, the coffee culture is very widespread with cafés present all around. For most Slovenians, a cup of strong Turkish coffee is the way to go, with other popular varieties of the beverage including coffee with milk or whipped cream. Turkish coffee in Slovenia is made using a special process when finely ground coffee is immersed in a pot with very hot water (original Turkish coffee involves adding the coffee to cold water) and when it comes to a boil the pot is removed from the burner and the same process is repeated a couple of times before the coffee is served. At last, but not least there is Austria.
In Austria, coffee gained popularity in the 16th century. The first coffeehouse in the country was opened in 1683 in Vienna, by a Polish military officer Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki, who used the coffee beans captured from the defeated Turkish army in the Battle of Vienna. The most popular coffee beverage in the country is Melange, which is mixed with hot foamed milk and comes with a glass of water.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 caffeine addictive countries with the highest coffee consumption in the world.