Italy Coffee Market - Growth,Trends and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

Italy Coffee Market is Segmented by Product Type (Whole-Bean, Ground Coffee, Instant Coffee, Coffee Pods and Capsules), By Distribution Channel (On-Trade and Off-Trade ).

Market Snapshot

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2.8 %

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Market Overview

Italy Coffee Market is projected to witness a CAGR of 2.8% during the forecast period, 2020 - 2025.

  • Italy is the second-largest importer of green coffee beans in Europe. The country consumed approximately 5.7 million 60kg bags of green coffee in 2015, accounting for 14% of total European Union consumption.
  • The Italian market for hot drinks is dominated by coffee, accounting for more than 70% of the market. 75% of the coffee consumed by Italians was drunk at home. Coffee has become an integral part of Italian culture, with around 8 million bags imported annually.
  • Independent cafes hold more than 90% of the Italy coffee market while International players hold a minuscule share. To give a third-wave coffee culture, international brands like Starbucks, opened its first store in Milan, Italy in 2018.

Scope of the Report

The Italy coffee market is available as whole bean, ground coffee, instant coffee, coffee pods and capsules by product type. By distribution channel the market is segmented as on-trade and off-trade. Where off-trade segment is further segmented as supermarket/hypermarket, convenience stores, specialist retailers and others. 

By Product Type
Ground Coffee
Instant Coffee
Coffee Pods and Capsules
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Specialist Retailers

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Key Market Trends

Lifestyle and Culture Drives Coffee Market

Coffee is an integral part of Italian culture. Italians tend to value high-quality coffees, and are loyal to specific flavors and Italian brands. Coffee is consumed at various moments of the day, usually with sugar and no milk – with exceptions such as cappuccino, macchiato, marocchino, and caffè latte. 75% of the coffee consumed by Italians was drunk at home. Coffee has become an integral part of Italian culture, with around 8 million bags imported annually. Availability of Wide Range of Coffee Type, Flavors and Brewing styles and growth in the number of food outlets, retail stores are some of the drivers fuelling the growth of the coffee market.

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International Players Disrupting the traditional Coffee chain

With the strong heritage of traditional coffee drinking culture, Italians prefer to drink coffee from local independent coffee shops. Italy is the leading country in the number of out-of-home coffee servings in Europe. Growing consumer trends for convenience, healthier eating is going to disrupt the traditional coffee market in the country. Coffee quality is considered as a leading success factor for a coffee shop in Italy. There is a relative lack of knowledge about what constitutes the quality making it change the traditional consumer behavior. To give a third-wave coffee culture, international brands like Starbucks, opened its first store in Milan, Italy in 2018. With growth primarily expected from traditional brands of local specialty shops and Strabucks, imminent arrival into the market helps the growth of the coffee market during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The market is highly competitive, with the presence of key players operating in the market, including Nestle SA, Starbucks Corporation, and Luigi Lavazza SpA. The sustainable competitive advantage through differentiation is high. Manufacturers are increasingly introducing product innovations, in terms of offerings, price, and packaging. This has led to a high degree of competition in the market.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables & Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Whole-Bean

      2. 5.1.2 Ground Coffee

      3. 5.1.3 Instant Coffee

      4. 5.1.4 Coffee Pods and Capsules

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 On-Trade

      2. 5.2.2 Off-Trade

        1. Supermarket/Hypermarket

        2. Convenience Stores

        3. Specialist Retailers

        4. Others


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Market Strategies

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Starbucks Corporation

      2. 6.4.2 Nestlé S.A

      3. 6.4.3 McDonald's Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 Strauss Group

      5. 6.4.5 Caffe Nero

      6. 6.4.6 Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

      7. 6.4.7 LUIGI LAVAZZA SPA

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

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