Canada Rules When It Comes to Coffee Consumption


Let’s look at some quick coffee facts:

  • In Canada, coffee consumption has increased dramatically since 2010.
  • It’s estimated that Canadians will consume more than 5 million 60-kg bags of coffee in 2022.
  • Canada imports most of its coffee from Brazil.
  • In a recent survey, a full 75% of Canadians drank coffee in the last 24 hours.
  • The Canadian coffee market is valued at USD$18 billion – heavily impacting the economies of Columbia, Brazil and other countries that supply fresh beans.
  • Regular Canadian coffee drinkers consume nearly 3 cups per day, and we consume more coffee than tap water.
  • Two out of three Canadians visit a coffee shop at least once per month.
  • Canada is the only non-European country on the Top 10 List of Coffee Drinkers.

Let’s also factor in that traditional coffee is the ‘beverage of choice in Canada’, with espresso-based brews popular as well (one out of three people prefer specialty drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos). The jury is out, and Canadians love their coffee. In fact, a 2015 survey of 80 countries revealed that Canada ranked third when tallying global coffee consumption – only outranked by The Netherlands and Finland. So how do we explain this Canadian obsession with caffeine?

Some speculate that colder temperatures and long winters can help to fuel the craving. But another factor is the exceptionally high coffee consumption at food service locations, pushing Canada to be a larger coffee market. Outlets like Canadian staple Tim Hortons have put Canada on the coffee map and become part of its cultural identity. And with a devoted audience of Canadian java enthusiasts, there are many competitors vying for those coffee dollars.

This is all good news for distributors of commercial coffee machines in Canada. As demand continues to grow for coffee, commercial outlets flourish – as does the market for appliances. Burnaby-based Quality Coffee Systems is the perfect place to start or expand your coffee story. As a family-owned and operated business, we are proud to represent an impressive range of the world’s finest coffee systems. From Jura, to Olympia, Ascasao, Schaerer, Conti, and more, we have commercial coffee machines for every budget, every taste, and every requirement. We are also committed to each step of the customer journey, including education, selection, and after-care.

Drop by our showroom so our coffee specialists can share everything they know, and provide flexible, turnkey solutions for your commercial needs. QCS is a robust stakeholder in the west coast’s legacy of coffee.


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