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Koreans drink over 330 cups of coffee a year

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SEOUL, July 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korean adults drank more than 330 cups of coffee per person annually in 2011, a report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Sunday.

In a report on the local consumption of processed foods, the ministry said annual domestic consumption of coffee products totaled about 1.26 trillion won (US$1.12 billion) as of 2011.

The consumption volume indicates that adult South Koreans drank an average of 331 cups of coffee a year, said the ministry report compiled on the basis of a poll of 2,500 people.

The report estimated the size of the franchise "Tteokbokki" (rice-cakes in red-pepper sauce) market at 300 billion won a year, while putting the nationwide annual output of tofu and rice cakes at 530 billion won and 371.3 billion won, respectively.

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