Ready-to-drink coffee consumption reaches 5.5 billion litres

Press release - Thursday 15 February 2018

Global consumption of ready-to-drink coffee reached 5,500 million litres in 2017, a 19% increase since 2012, according to a new report from global food and drink experts Zenith. Further growth is forecast, with sales expected to exceed 6,600 million litres in 2022.

“Japan is by far the biggest market, with 55% of global volume, and is relatively mature with a significant proportion heated in vending machines,” commented Zenith Chairman Richard Hall.

“Much of the dynamism is coming from North America, with annual growth of 13% and the introduction of many new trends such as cold brew, nitrogen infusion, carbonation and black coffees,” he continued. “Iced coffees are also gaining ground worldwide from low levels because of their taste, refreshment, convenience and quality.”

In terms of regional shares, Asia Pacific leads with 83% of total volume, followed by North America and Europe with 10% and 3% respectively. Consumption has increased across all regions since 2012, spurred by new product development and increasing interest in healthier beverage choices.

The key themes covered in the Zenith report include not only cold brew, nitrogen infusion, carbonation and black coffee, but also unsweetened, new flavours, new packaging formats and added functionality.

The 2018 Zenith RTD Coffee Innovation Report provides a comprehensive overview of the global ready-to-drink coffee market, including market size by region, key regional trends in new product development and forecasts.

Over 80 in-depth brand profiles offer product images in addition to detailed information such as launch date, packaging type and size, ingredients, variants, pricing and distribution channels.

The 2018 Zenith RTD Coffee Innovation Report contains profiles of 84 brands launched from 2014 to 2018 across five 5 regions in addition to analysis of global and regional market dynamics and trends. Contact Zenith on +44 (0)1225 327900 or e-mail

Notes for Editors
1. An illustration is attached for publication.
2. For further information, please contact:
Francesca Hall, Zenith Global Ltd
7 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, United Kingdom
t +44 (0)1225 327900 f +44 (0)1225 327901


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