Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Coffee in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. This is a daily habit for many adults. They drink it for varied reasons – as a tradition, to perk up their day, to keep them awake or just to relax after a hard day’s work.

But do you have any idea what countries consume the most coffee? The U.S., you say? Not quite. The United States may have the most number of Starbucks branches in the world but in terms of per capita consumption, it’s not even in the top 10 list according to statistics I found on the Brewed Coffee blog.

For the year 2011, the World Resource Institute listed the top five countries. All of them are in Europe and the list covers coffee consumption per person per year.

Finland is on top with 26.5 lbs of coffee consumed per capita annually. Norway is in second place (9.88 lbs) followed by Iceland (8.98 lbs), Denmark (8.70 lbs) and the Netherlands (8.39 lbs).

Reports have it that one of the main reasons why Europeans are the top consumers of coffee is primarily due to their long winter season. By tradition, European countries are the top coffee importers.

In other parts of the world, Brazil is slowly keeping up. This biggest coffee producer in the world is now strongly promoting its major export product to locals to increase coffee consumption. Interestingly, the government has started to include coffee with milk to the school meals of children aged five and older.

Countries that used to be tea drinkers such as Turkey, Belarus and Ukraine are also drinking more coffee these days. Euromonitor International said they are the fastest growing markets for instant coffee in the past five years.
The Kona Cowboy Coffee Company can get your coffee consumption going with our three brands of gourmet coffees.  You’ll get a real start with PANIOLA 100% Kona Cowboy Coffee, grown on Hawaiian volcanoes and roasted in the Rocky Mountains, the one with no bitter aftertaste and no acidity.  CAFÉ PINON de Nuevo Mexico is the Southwest’s favorite with pinion nuts and a perfect way to relax during the day.  And our MOKA-JAVA is a medium dark roasted blend of Indonesian and Ethiopian coffees that will knock your socks off!  We also make COWBOY ACTION COFFEE, the Official Coffee of the Single Action Shooting Society! 

The purpose of this blog is to unite Kona coffee lovers and perhaps learn a little about coffee and all the benefits of coffee at the same time.  Join up, become a member, comment and have fun!  You can find the Kona Coffee Fiends group on Facebook and we’d appreciate it if Facebook users would “LIKE” the Kona Cowboy Coffee Company page at www.facebook.com/pages/Kona-Cowboy-Coffee-Company/222070817858553.  Just copy and paste to your browser.  You can also find us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/jackshuster.  And on the web at www.KonaCowboyCoffee.com to order your gourmet coffee and coffee products.

Look for the Kona Cowboy Coffee Company’s Cowboy Coffee Saloon in New Mexico at the Roswell Christmas Fantasy, November 23-24 at the Roswell Convention Center. 

You know you’re a coffee fiend when you're so jittery that people use your hands to blend their margaritas.  So enjoy your coffee, make it Kona, and remember, Kona is the home of the Hawaiian cowboy…and we had cowboys in Kona before there were cowboys in Texas!

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