The two most commonly produced and consumed coffee strains are Arabica and Robusta. Cultivated throughout Africa, Central and South America and South East Asia, coffee is one of the world’s largest export commodities. In 2017, Canada imported approximately 708 million U.S. dollars of coffee (approximately 925 million Canadian dollars as of September 2018), largely from producers in Columbia and Brazil.
In 2017, the value of Canada's export of domestic, electric coffee and tea makers amounted to approximately 5.55 million U.S. dollars. Due to single-serve coffee growing in popularity, the percentage of adults who own a single-cup coffee system has more than doubled between 2012 and 2017, reaching 36 percent. As of June 2018, the majority of Canadian consumers spend between 10 and 19 Canadian dollars on coffee for home use per month, with six percent of consumers spending over 100 Canadian dollars.
In 2017, 71 percent of consumers reported consuming coffee in the past day, with Tim Hortons being the leading coffee brand for home use. While home is the leading location for coffee consumption among Canadians, 77 percent of respondents said they visit coffee cafes at least monthly. Coffee chains Tim Hortons, Starbucks and Second Cup are among the leading coffee retailers in Canada.