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Coffee in numbers

Where does it come from, who grows it, who makes money from it - and who likes to drink it and how? Discover exciting things about the second most important commodity in the world in our world of numbers about coffee.

Clearly distributed

Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world: with a cultivation area of ​​almost 2 million hectares, the fifth largest country in the world supplied a good 35 percent of global green coffee production in 2014. Has that always been the case? How are harvest areas and production volumes changing? And what position does the country take with its share of world production in the respective year? A journey through space (countries - vertical) and time (years - horizontal).

Dearly beloved

With 162 liters of annual per capita consumption, coffee is clearly the Germans' favorite drink. More than half of all coffee drinkers in this country take a cup several times a day. And how does it look in our neighboring countries? We asked coffee drinkers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic how often they treat themselves to a cup.

Freshly brewed

Which devices and machines do Germans use to prepare their favorite drink? The nationwide front runner is the filter coffee machine with almost 70 percent, in Saarland more than half brews with pods, and Hamburg leads the capsule machines. And what about in your state?

Gladly paid

A cup of filter coffee costs an average of 3.25 euros in Switzerland. For this price the consumer in Slovenia gets almost 3 and in Bulgaria almost 6 cups of coffee. Move the red slider on the bar to see what coffee lovers in other European countries have to spend for how many cups.

Well distributed

Germany imported 42,286 tonnes of roasted coffee in 2006. Which countries did most of it come from (left side)? Where did we mainly export (right side)? And how did the relations change over time up to 2015? Clicking through the years shows that the coffee trade is growing - and is moving.

Consistently harvested

Coffee grows around the globe - but only in the so-called coffee belt, between latitude 23 degrees north and latitude 25 degrees south. In 1990, all of the world's growing countries together produced 93,101,300 60-kilogram sacks of green coffee, in 2015 the figure was 147,993,600 60-kilogram sacks, which corresponds to an increase of 59 percent. Our map shows how much the individual countries produced in each of the two years - and by how much their production volume increased or decreased in this period.

The project

“Coffee in Numbers” is a joint project by Tchibo, brand eins Wissen and Statista. The coffee report has been printed once a year since 2012. From now on, an interactive edition of “Coffee in Numbers” is growing and thriving on this page.

The partners

The Tchibo GmbH based in Hamburg is one of the largest German international consumer goods and retail companies. Since 2012, the leading German coffee company has been publishing the reference work “Coffee in Numbers” once a year together with brand eins Wissen and Statista.

brand eins knowledge is a sister of the brandeins editorial team, which publishes editorially independent publications, but has also made a name for itself as a corporate publishing service provider. Among other things, the editorial team produces “Coffee in Numbers” on behalf of Tchibo.

Statista is a German online portal for statistics that makes data from market and opinion research institutions as well as from business and official statistics accessible. For “Coffee in Numbers”, Statista conducts a representative survey of consumers in Germany and Europe on each key topic, the results of which are published in the respective issue.

The data

Cultivation areas: Harvest areas in the growing countries worldwide with a harvest area greater than 100,000 hectares (2014); in hectares; Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Share of annual green coffee production by country; in percent; Source: International Coffee Organization.

Frequency of use: Consumer survey in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic: "How often do you consume coffee". Basis: respondents who drink coffee at least once a month; 2016; in percent; Source: Statista on behalf of Tchibo

Equipment: Consumer survey; Basis: coffee drinkers in Germany; 2012; Numbers in percent; Source: Statista on behalf of Tchibo

Prices: Average price per cup of filter coffee; selected countries; 2013; in euros per cup; Source: Eurostat

Import / Export: Import volume of roasted coffee from Germany by export country / export volume of roasted coffee from Germany by importing country; selected countries; 2006-2015; in tons; Source: Destatis

Production: Volume of green coffee production by country worldwide; 1990-2015; in a thousand 60-kilogram bags; Source: International Coffee Organization


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