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North Koreans Drink Average of 7 Cups of Coffee Per Year
Coffee in North Korea
North Koreans Drink Average of 7 Cups of Coffee Per Year
  • By matthew
  • July 31, 2014, 06:44
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Angel-in-us Coffee is one of the many common coffee shop brands found in South Korea.
Angel-in-us Coffee is one of the many common coffee shop brands found in South Korea.

 

North Koreans drink an average of seven cups of coffee a year.

Voice of America reported on July 30 that North Korea imported an average of 19,000 bags (60kg per bag) of coffee per annum from 2000 to 2012, quoting the report of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), written based on its own statistics and data from the World Bank (IBRD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

During this period, North Korea imported a minimum of 3,000 bags and a maximum of 29,000 bags of coffee.

If the average coffee import volume per annum after 2000 is divided by the population of North Korea, the average coffee consumption of one North Korean is approximately 50 grams, about seven cups of coffee per year.

Average yearly coffee consumption per one South Korean is 2.037 kilograms, over 50 times greater than North Koreans.