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The Coffee Crisis is Coming

Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide daily, making it one of the world’s most widely consumed

The US is the world’s largest consumer of coffee, at nearly 500 cups a day. In fact, the US consumed a total of 27,430,000 60 kg bags of coffee in 2019/2020.

If you look at the per capita consumption of coffee, the Netherlands is the world leader, coming in at 8.3 kg per capita (vs the US’ 3.5 kg per capita).

The point is, while more than 90% of the world’s coffee supply comes from developing countries, the top consumers of coffee are industrialized economies.

Because coffee can only grow in specific climates, the countries that consume the most coffee must import it from the places that can grow them naturally, such as Brazil, Colombia, and Vietnam.