21 Feb 2019
South Korea's domestic coffee market has been expanding impressively over the past decade,during which consumption surged from about 1.3 mln bags per annum to 1.8 mln today. This translates into 26.5 bln cups of coffee being served last year and an average of 512 cups being consumed per person - among the highest in Asia. Broken down, coffee mixes ranked No. 1, accounting for well over 13 bln cups, followed by fresh roasted coffee making up 4.8 bln cups, with the remainder being canned coffee and various coffee-flavored drinks.