It’s no secret that the US and European coffee markets are vastly different. Both import and consume a huge amount of coffee. ICO consumption levels for 2019/20 show that Europeans consumed some 2.7 billion kg, while the US consumed around 1.7 billion kg. Between them, the US and Europe account for almost 40% of all coffee consumption on the planet.
However, despite these huge numbers, coffee culture is fundamentally different in the two regions. Among a number of other things, one of the main distinctions is that the US has a historic relationship with filter coffee, while espresso is a more ingrained part of European coffee culture.