The Countries That Drink The Most Coffee

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After tea and water, coffee is the most-consumed drink in the world, with hundreds of millions of people across the world drinking it at any given time.

Thanks to its caffeine content, strong taste, and multiple brewing methods, it’s long been a favourite among most cultures, and remains something of a staple when it comes to international beverages.

Some countries, however, tend to drink more coffee on average than others.

There are a lot of factors that contribute to a country’s overall consumption, including culture, climate, history, cost, and availability. Here we will look at countries that drink the most coffee around the world.


Coffee is extremely popular within the Scandinavian countries, and Denmark is no exception. On average, citizens of Denmark drink around 1.46 of coffee per day, and this is because the beverage is usually served alongside meals, as well as with cakes, sandwiches, and other finger foods.

Coffee within Denmark is also fairly expensive when compared to the rest of the world, but Danes also tend to earn more than enough to cover the cost of drinking coffee so often.


Iceland is one of the coldest countries around, so it makes sense that its residents would gravitate toward a beverage that not only kept them warm, but also provided energy to keep them going during the coldest months of the year.

Coffee franchises have not been able to infiltrate the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, but rather a large collection of independent coffee ships have been able to find success throughout much of the city. In fact, coffee is so popular within Iceland that they often hold competitions among the coffee shops, pitting the roasters and baristas in order to find the best brew that the island country has on offer.


There are few other countries that consume as much coffee – or khavi – as Finland, where the national average currently sits at around 12 kilograms per capita, although this can vary widely – especially when children are not counted.

The beverage is consumed throughout most of the day, including during meals and in between, whether it’s taking a small break to check out the latest games at or just to sit outside.

In fact, most of the workers’ unions within Finland require that some kind of coffee break is mandatory. Coffee is also a favourite among luncheons that take place after church has come to an end, where khavi is drunk alongside sandwiches, cookies, cakes, and other treats.

Coffee in Finland tends to consist of much lighter roasts than other regions around the world, where the brewing method is a variation of how coffee is made within Turkey.


Lastly, we have Norway, another Northern European country that has a deep passion for coffee. The drink first gained prominence in the beginning of the 18th century, where it was largely consumed by the upper class.

Over the next two centuries, coffee would become popular among the general population, where’s typically consumed at breakfast as well as after dinner. Known as kaffe within the country, it’s usually served black, and is a favourite among around 80% of Norway’s population.