Most popular brands of roasted and ground coffee in Germany 2013-2018

Germans were mainly fans of trademark roasted and ground coffee brands, though almost 12.6 million coffee lovers preferred the German brand Jacobs Krönung in 2018. The company traces the beginning of its history back to 1895. Intro

Smell the coffee

The leading coffee importer for Germany is Brazil, with around 347,368 tons imported in 2018. Other important partners include Vietnam and Honduras. Roasted coffee or ground coffee from a filter machine remain the most popular drinks among caffeinated and tea beverages consumed in Germany, along with tea from a teabag and coffee made from coffee pads. Correspondingly, the most frequently used methods for preparing coffee are making filter coffee and using pads or capsules in a coffee maker.

Germany leading importer

With coffee clearly being enormously popular in Germany, how does the nation compare to the rest of Europe? Among EU countries, Germany leads the way by far in terms of coffee imports. It is followed by Italy and then Belgium.

Number of consumers of the most popular roasted and ground coffee brands in Germany from 2014 to 2018

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Release date

November 2018



Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* First recorded as part of favorite roasted and ground coffee brands in 2015.

Information on base:
The survey is based on the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older.

Information on random sample:
2014: 23,093 respondents, projected base of 70.53 million persons
2015: 23,090 respondents, projected base of 69.24 million persons
2016: 23,102 respondents, projected base of 69.56 million persons
2017: 23,106 respondents, projected base of 70.09 million persons
2018: 23,086 respondents, projected base of 70.45 million persons

Figures are based on the following study:
2014: VuMA 2015; 2015: VuMA 2016; 2016: VuMA 2017; 2017: VuMA 2018; 2018: VuMA 2019

Further information on methodology can the found here.

Original survey question: "Which of the following brands of roasted and ground coffee have you drunk during the past four weeks?"
(Original German question: "Welche der folgenden Marken von Röst-/Bohnenkaffee haben Sie persönlich innerhalb der letzten vier Wochen getrunken?")

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