ZAGREB, August 18, 2019 (Hina) – Croatians consume up to six kilos of coffee per person per year, which puts them on the 20th place on the ranking of the biggest coffee drinkers in the world.
According to some surveys, Nordic countries are the biggest coffee drinkers, with consumption in Finland as the world’s highest, 10.35 kilos per capita a year. The second biggest consumer is Sweden, (9.48 kilos).
For instance, Italy ranks seventh with 6.5-7 kilos consumed per person per year.
According to a survey conducted by the GfK agency in 2012, 80% of the Croatians aged above 15 drink coffee every day.
A teacher in the secondary school in the town of Prelog, Goran Žižek, who has recently held a lecture on the history of coffee consumption, provided Hina with the above-mentioned information about this brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans.
He also quoted a statement made by Sheikh Abd-al-Kadir about coffee in 1587.
“Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every man the feeling of luxury and nobility. Where coffee is served, there is grace and splendour and friendship and happiness. All cares vanish as the coffee cup is raised to the lips.”
Žižek said that the first coffee house in Croatia had been opened in Zagreb’s main square in 1748 and the owner had been merchant Leopold Duhn.
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