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Biggest coffee producers and drinkers in the world

Last updated on: April 11, 2012 08:32 IST

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Coffee beans are found in coffee cherries, which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa.

Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Coffee can have a stimulating effect on humans due to its caffeine content. It is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world.

Let's have a look at the biggest coffee producers and drinkers in the world.

NOTE: One bag weighs 60 kilogrammes.

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Image: A combination photo shows cups of latte with patterns made of milk and espresso that were entered in the Coffee Fest in New York.
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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Brazil

Production: 54,500 coffee bags

Global rank: 1

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Image: A rainbow forms after a cloudburst over Brazilian Congress in capital Brasilia.
Photographs: Jamil Bittar/Reuters
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Vietnam

Production: 18,725 coffee bags

Global rank: 2

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Image: Stone statues of Buddhist arhats on a truck in Vietnam
Photographs: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters
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Colombia

Production: 9,500 coffee bags

Global rank: 3

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Image: General view of illuminated Christmas decorations at Monserrate church in Bogota.
Photographs: John Vizcaino/Reuters
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Indonesia

Production: 9,325 coffee bags

Global rank: 4

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Image: An Indonesian zoo worker feeds three hippos at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta.
Photographs: Enny Nuraheni/Reuters
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India

Production: 5,100 coffee bags

Global rank: 5

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Image: Guards stand in Mughal gardens surrounding Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Photographs: Eric Feferberg/Pool/Reuters
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Ethiopia

Production: 4,400 coffee bags

Global rank: 6

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Image: Traffic flows down a main street in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.
Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
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Honduras

Production: 4,000 coffee bags

Global rank: 7

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Image: A view of Cayo Bolanos, one of many Garifuna-inhabited islands on the northern coast of Honduras.
Photographs: Tomas Bravo/Reuters
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Peru

Production: 4,000 coffee bags

Global rank: 8

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Image: Aerial view of Peru's capital Lima.
Photographs: Mariana Bazo/Reuters
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Guatemala

Production: 3,910 coffee bags

Global rank: 9

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Image: Children play near a fountain at the Parque Central in Guatemala City.
Photographs: Daniel LeClair/Reuters
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Mexico

Production: 3,700 coffee bags

Global rank: 10

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Image: Hot air balloons float next to the Sun pyramids of Teotihuacan outside Mexico City.
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters
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Luxembourg

Coffee consumption: 25.55kg per capita

Global rank: 1

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Image: A view of the city of Luxembourg.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
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Finland

Coffee consumption: 12.62kg per capita

Global rank: 2

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Image: Tourists take part in the reindeer safari at Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, northern Finland.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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Switzerland

Coffee consumption: 9.15kg per capita

Global rank: 3

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Image: A view of the Wollerau village on the edge of Lake Zurich in the canton of Schwyz.
Photographs: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

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Norway

Coffee consumption: 8.99kg per capita

Global rank: 4

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Image: People walk past the Grand Hotel in Oslo.
Photographs: Kyrre Lien/Scanpix/Reuters
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Sweden

Coffee consumption: 8.28kg per capita

Global rank: 5

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Image: Pedestrians walk down the main shopping street in Stockholm's Gamla Stan or Old Town district.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Italy

Coffee consumption: 5.98kg per capita

Global rank: 6

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Image: People stroll in downtown Florence.
Photographs: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters
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Canada

Coffee consumption: 5.80kg per capita

Global rank: 7

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Image: People play a game of pickup soccer in downtown Toronto.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters
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The United States

Coffee consumption: 4.17kg per capita

Global rank: 8

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Image: The Empire State Building stands tall on the skyline of midtown Manhattan in New York.
Photographs: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

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Romania

Coffee consumption: 3.79kg per capita

Global rank: 9

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Image: Tourists have dinner inside the Balea Lac Hotel of Ice in the Fagaras mountains, 300km northwest of Bucharest.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
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Japan

Coffee consumption: 3.33kg per capita

Global rank: 10


Image: A visitor is kissed by Disney character Mickey Mouse at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, east of Tokyo.
Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters
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