Yesterday, many Europeans enjoyed a nice cappuccino or latte for International Coffee Day. To mark the occasion, Eurostat also released some interesting statistics
highlighting the EU Member States
importing the most coffee. Germany is way out in front with its imports in 2017 totalling 1.1 million tonnes. The Italians are also well known for their love of coffee and last year, they imported just over 550,000 tonnes. Belgium came third for coffee imports with 268,000 tonnes.
Out of the countries exporting coffee to Europe, Brazil ships the most. Last year, the EU imported over 840,000 tonnes of coffee from Brazil
, more than second-placed Vietnam (671,698) and third-placed Honduras (671,698). In total, the EU imported almost 3 million tonnes of coffee in 2017, 5 percent more than 10 years ago. In total, the amount imported was worth €8.8 billion.