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Barcelona, coffee capital of Spain

The city is ranked 18th in the European Select Coffee Index 2019. Madrid, on the other hand, is highlighted as the Spanish city with the cheapest coffee.

18 Feb 2020

Europe has the largest coffee market in the world, according to the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI). With 33% of world consumption and 3 million tonnes in 2018, it has a large selection of different coffees from around the world.

These figures have prompted Selecta to research and create the Selecta 2019 European Coffee Index, which compares 89 cities by considering a range of variables such as price, quality and quantity.

Edinburgh comes out as the best European city for drinking coffee, while Barcelona, at number 18 in the general classification, is positioned as the best in Spain and Madrid (number 41) is the cheapest. At the European level, Barcelona is also the eighth city in terms of the highest number of coffee establishments per capita and the ninth in terms of the best connectivity.

And if there is one thing that consumers in our country have in common, it is demand, since the 25 most critical cities in Europe include Malaga, Seville and Valencia, which are in positions 59, 67 and 56 respectively in the general classification.