Dublin named coffee capital of Europe

Coffee lovers delight, as study names Dublin the coffee capital of Europe.

If you’re a fan of coffee to kick start your day, you will be delighted to hear that Dublin has been named the coffee capital by an international study.

According to Each Night, Dublin is the coffee capital of Europe. This is the first time Dublin has beaten other European cities for the prestigious title.

As the new reigning champion of coffee, there are plenty of places where coffee can be enjoyed throughout the Irish capital.

The awards – how it is decided

Dublin named the coffee capital of Europe.
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The results from this study are based on the number of cafés per million people.

The study found that Dublin is home to 232 cafés and has a population of 525,383. This means that had the population of Dublin been one million, there would be 441.53 cafés in Ireland’s capital.

This means there is one café per 2,265 people. So, you should have no issues with getting to know your barista in your local coffee shop!

Other winners – how other cities fared

Athens ranked in second place.
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While Dublin may have topped the list as the coffee capital of Europe, there were some strong contenders.

In second place is Athens, with 397.56 coffee shops per million. Prague has a whopping 448 cafés, but there are just 335.56 places for coffee per million because of its population size. This puts Prague in third place.

The United Kingdom by far had the most cafés in their capital city, standing at 1,585. However, like Prague, their vast population (8,961,989) reduces their cafés per million considerably. London, therefore only comes in at number 14 on the list.

In last place is Serbia’s Belgrade; with just 84 cafés and a population of 1,166,763, they come in at having just 71.99 cafés per million people!

Dublin is the coffee capital of Europe – small cities do best

Dublin named the coffee capital of Europe.
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With approximately two billion cups of coffee consumed every day worldwide, it is no wonder that coffee culture is beginning to appear across much of the world.

According to Jasmin Lee, who conducted the study on behalf of Each Night, “It’s obvious by now that coffee is a daily necessity for many people.

“This data gives an idea of which European cities can’t get through the day without it, with many smaller cities seemingly consuming the most”.

Best places for coffee in Dublin – enjoy the delights of the coffee capital of Europe

Dublin named the coffee capital of Europe.
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With 232 cafés to choose from in Ireland’s capital, we have made the decision-making process easy for you by compiling a shortlist of some of our favourite coffee shops in Europe’s coffee capital.

Make a beeline for the picturesque Southbank located opposite the Grand Canal. Here you can enjoy a perfectly poured coffee that will set you up for a busy day ahead!

If you’re looking for a no-frills attached cup of joe, then head to Nick’s Coffe Co. in Ranelagh and Portobello for some caffeinated beverages.

Address: 64 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Ranelagh, Dublin 8, D08 TPW0, Ireland

Two Boys Brew is one of the best cafés in Dublin, serving speciality coffee and delicious brunch options!

Address: 375 N Circular Rd, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, D07 FWY1, Ireland

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