Coffee stuff

3 08 2009
If you want to talk to other keen coffee drinkers about everything from tamping techniques to a recipe for an affogato, then go to Food, Wine & Coffee.

Top 100 Espresso has some very interesting statistics. Here are a few of them:
Coffee statistics show that coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.

Coffee industry statistics show that only 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality.

Coffee market statistics show that coffee is grown commercially in over 45 countries around the world.

Coffee trade statistics show that over 5 million people in Brazil are employed by the coffee trade; most of those are involved with the cultivation and harvesting of more than 3 billion coffee plants.

Coffee consumption statistics show that coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States.

(I wonder if that’s going down with the energy drink craze that’s been happening?)

As with everything, Wikipedia has a wealth of information on the subject of coffee.

If you want to know about some of the dryer side of the industry go to the Australian Coffee Traders Association.

Or just listen to the podcast, and you’ll know a little more about your next espresso or cafe latte.




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