How much coffee 11 countries that consume the most coffee in the world use? The short answer, a lot.
Legend says that the humans first used coffee after Ethiopian shepherds noticed their goats becoming very lively after consuming coffee beans. They decided to try it out for themselves, and soon coffee became very popular. Some of the beans were exported across the Red Sea to Yemen, where it was widely used in Muslim monasteries. With the spread of Islam, coffee spread as well, reaching Europe in 17th century, via Venetian traders.
Today, coffee is second only to oil as the most traded commodity in the world’s markets. It is grown in over 70 countries, mostly in the equatorial regions of South America, Africa, and Asia, in what is commonly called the Bean Belt. Top 5 coffee producing nations provide over 65% of world’s supply, with Brazil, as the leading producer, which supplies one-third of the entire world’s production. The other countries in top 5 are Vietnam, Indonesia, Colombia and Ethiopia.