Coffee Consumption Drops in Costa Rica

Domestic coffee consumption has decreased from 4.16kg per person in 2004 to 3.54kg in 2008.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The data was published in the Annual Coffee Report by the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (Icafé). Despite the drop in consumption, the country has the third largest per capita consumption among coffee growing countries, after Brazil (5.48 kg) and Honduras (3.77 kg).


According to data from the International Coffee Organization (ICO), "... in 2004-2005 Costa Rica consumed 366,000 60kg bags of coffee, while in 2008-2009 it demanded 239,000 " reported Nacion.com.

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