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Coffee in Portugal



The per capita consumption of green coffee by Portugal remained stable in recent years, amounting to about 4 pounds in 2009, which is below the EU average, which is 5 kg per year per person. Portugal is the eleventh largest EU market for coffee


Portuguese coffee market

Although coffee has been a decline in volume in 2012, the category nevertheless benefited from the dynamism of the pods, which prevents a decline in the value of the off-trade sales.

All levels of the structure of the coffee trade are present in Portugal.

Traders, roasters importing coffee themselves. Portugal has a large number of importers and distributors of coffee.

Nestlé Portugal SA is the leading player in the Portuguese market.

Portugal is a small importer of green coffee in the EU, with imports amounting to 45 000 tonnes in 2010, representing 1.5% of total coffee imports in the EU.

Vietnam is the largest provider of green coffee in Portugal, which represents 19% of total imports in 2010.

Other major suppliers are Brazil (15%), Uganda ( 10%), Cameroon (9.3) and India (8.4%).

Spain is another major supplier of green coffee in Portugal and exports 10% of its national imports in Portugal.

Vietnam has increased exports of Portugal 14% per year between 2010 and 2014.

Imports of roasted coffee are limited to 10% of total imports of coffee, and are mainly provided by Italy, which accounts for 30% in 2010, Switzerland (27%) and Spain (24%).

Coffee consumption in Portugal

Coffee consumption in Portugal is 43 000 tonnes in 2009, which means an average annual increase of 2.4% over the period 2005-2009.

Per capita consumption of green coffee by Portugal remained stable in recent years, amounting to about 4 pounds in 2009, which is below the EU average is 5 kg per year per person.

Portugal is the eleventh largest EU market for Coffee with 1.9% of the total market in the European Union in 2009.

Some Portuguese cafés

The galão
The Portuguese galão is a hot drink made ​​of a mixture of espresso and milk foam.


The Bica or cimbalino
Bica is the term used in Madeira and Lisbon for a similar coffee to espresso, but longer than its Italian counterpart and a little smoother taste. This is because the roasting Portugal is slightly more lightweight than in Italy.


Café com Cheirinho
Café com Cheirinho is a Portuguese fortified coffee is a small black coffee with a measure of brandy or Aguardente. It is also called a com Bica Cheirinho or café com música Madeira and the Azores.


The Mazagran
The Mazagnan is a beverage consumed in Portugal and served in a tall glass. The mazagran consists of an espresso, lemon and ice, but sometimes sugar, rum or water is added.
A quick version is obtained by pouring espresso already sweet in a cup with ice and a lemon slice.

Portuguese coffee brands



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