The past few days have been all about coffee, coffee and more coffee. We showed you which equipment is the most popular, semi-automatic or fully automatic. To continue with coffee, we will show you how popular coffee is in other countries, and where relatively speaking the most coffee bars can be found. So pour yourself another cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy!

While collecting our data on coffee bars, we only focused on locations that only sell coffee, and don’t offer lunch or anything similar. We consider a coffee bar that also sells sandwiches, for example, to be a location for lunch and not a coffee bar. All the figures we found were measured in relation to the food (e.g., restaurants) and drink (e.g., bars) sector in that specific country. After defining these boundaries, we have gathered the following data for you! And what is striking to see is that the United Kingdom, which is known for its tea culture, has the highest number of coffee bars in terms of percentages. With just over 10% of coffee bars of all food and drink locations, they are the largest of the 5 countries measured. Striking is the second largest, Luxembourg. With over 5%, they stand out when you look at other countries.

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British coffee culture only emerged in the early 1990s, partly due to influences from North America. Series like Friends showed groups of friends escaping the hustle and bustle together by drinking coffee in a coffee bar. As a result, both the Americans and the British experienced huge growth in coffee bars in their countries, led by chains such as Starbucks. This explains, among other things, the large number of coffee bars in the United Kingdom.