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Italian Coffee Consumption Statistics

Italy: Coffee Consumption

Fourteen billion espresso coffees are consumed each year in Italy and Italians consume approximately 3.7 Kg of coffee per capita (Un Caffe, XI-XIII). It is estimated that over 270,364 people work as baristas, and over 57.5% of these baristas have 10 or more years of experience (Un Caffe, 7). The vast majority of baristas are of an older age.

Drink Distribution

Bars average sales of 230.3 cups a day: 59.8% are sold as espressos, 13.5% are sold as cappuccinos, 12.3% are sold as correttos, 9.9% are sold as macchiattos, and 4.5% are decaffeinated coffees (Un Caffe, 15).

Bar Locations

31% of bars are located in Piemonte, Liguria, Valle D'Aosta, and Lombardia, while 25.2% are located in Trentino, Friuli, Veneto, and Emilia Romagna. 22.5% of bars are concentrated in Toscana, Marche, Umbria and Lazia, whereas only 21.3% of bars are located in the largest region encompassing Abruzzi-Molige, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, and Sicilia (Un Caffe, 5).

Coffee Imports

In 1980 the following countries were most represented in Italy's Imports:

Brazil 30.41%, Indonesia 11.96%, Ivory Coast 11.69%, Zaire 7.91 %, Cameroon 7.57%, Colombia 3.89%, Paraguay 3.16%, Haiti 2.93%, Kenya 2.83%, Ethiopia 2.36%, Tanzania 2.32%, Guatemala 2.08%, Uganda 2.00%, Nicaragua 1.54%, Costa Rica 1.51%, El Salvador 1.00%, India 0.76%, Madagascar 0.73%, R. Central Africa 0.61%, R. Dominican 0.45%, Peru 0.42%, Ecuador 0.34%, Congo 0.28%, Others 1.25% 

(Capodici, 237)

Famous Cafés in Italy

Rome - Greco and Aragno
Napoli - Gambrinus
Florence - Giubbe Rosse and Gilli
Venice - Florian and Quadri
Padova - Pedrocchi
Trieste - Tommasco and San Marco
Torino - Il Piatti, il San Carlo, Il Fiorio, il Baratti, and il Milano.

(Source: Illy F and Illy R)

Misc. Information

The average price for coffee in Italy is $8.22 per kilogram (Un Caffe, 38).

Blends on average consist of 51% Robusta and 49% Arabica (Un Caffe, 80).

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