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Canada Leads World In Starbucks Locations

05/27/2014 05:02 EDT | Updated 05/28/2014 05:59 EDT
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Barista Kim Jung Mi, a mother who had left the workforce seven years ago and is now employed by Starbucks Coffee Korea Co. under its 'returning-mom' program, takes a paper cup at one of the company's stores in Gimpo, South Korea, on Friday, March 7, 2014. Starbucks Korea's 'returning-mom' program is part of a drive to raise female participation in Asia's fourth-largest economy as the nation's first female leader, President Park Geun Hye, tries to counter the effects of an aging population. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images

It's not unconditional love or anything, but Canadians are pretty crazy about Tim Hortons.

So it might come as a surprise to learn that Canada is the world’s largest per-capita market for … Starbucks.

That’s according to research from Quartz magazine, which compiled data from Starbucks and the OECD to determine which countries have the most Starbucks locations per person.

Turns out, Canada is in first place, with just under 40 Starbucks locations per one million people. That’s more than Starbucks has in its home country, the U.S., where there are 36.25 locations per one million people.

Check out this chart from Quartz:

starbucks locations per capita chart

Quarts also breaks down Starbucks locations by city. Surprisingly, Seoul, South Korea has the most locations, ahead of even New York City. Toronto ranks in sixth place, with Calgary and Vancouver in 13th and 15th respectively.

starbucks coffee cup

Combine this with the uber-popularity of Tim Hortons, and it seems Canadians are just coffee-shop crazy.

Why do you think coffee shops are so popular in Canada? Do you prefer Starbucks or Timmies? Let us know in the comments section below.

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