Turkish Coffee Sweetens Mouths in 146 Countries with Exports

According to information compiled from the data of the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) by an AA correspondent, Turkey’s coffee exports have shown an increase in recent years.

Last year, 8,652 tons of coffee were sold worldwide. The revenue generated from this export amounted to $57,491,128. It is noteworthy that coffee exports have almost tripled in the last five years.

In 2019, the revenue from coffee exports was at the level of $19,268,937.

The total revenue from coffee exports in the last five years reached $200,690,415.

Syria showed the highest demand for coffee exported from Turkey. The coffee sent to this country amounted to $10,470,784 last year. Belarus followed with $8,532,753, and Russia with $6,576,522.

The United States, the Netherlands, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom were among the other countries where coffee exports were significant. Turkish coffees delighted taste buds in 146 countries.

The amount spent by Turkey on imported coffee reached $465,184,209 last year. Brazil was recorded as the most imported coffee country. A total of $285,268,013 worth of coffee was imported from this country during this period.

Support for Turkish coffee in terms of “machinery” and “service materials”
Osman Serim, Vice President of the Turkish Coffee Culture and Research Association, told AA that Turkey has made significant progress in recent years in the preparation and presentation of coffee.

Serim stated that Turkey is not a coffee production center; however, the production and export of coffee machines suitable for the “cezve coffee” method, branded processed coffees, and porcelain and glass service materials contribute to the spread of Turkish coffee in different countries.

While emphasizing that Italy, which stands out in terms of added value and turnover despite not cultivating coffee, can be a good example for Turkey, Serim highlighted the importance of developing machines and other technological productions. He mentioned that developing machines and equipment capable of making Turkish coffee, in addition to the cezve method, will distinguish Turkey in creating value-added coffee brands and popular “coffeeshop” chains worldwide.

Serim stressed that both the state and the private sector need to advance the promotion of Turkish coffee, expressing his belief that Turkish coffee will become more popular worldwide in the coming years, making Turkey stand out more in this sector.

source: prepared by Melisa Beğiç

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