Here’s Why Zero-Emissions Coffee Roasting Matters

Forbes
August 1, 2020

Cof­fee is big busi­ness. It has a retail mar­ket val­ue of around $83 bil­lion. In 2018 and 2019, 165.35 mil­lion 60 kilo­gram bags of cof­fee were con­sumed world­wide. Fin­land tops the world for the high­est con­sump­tion of cof­fee (12 kg per per­son) fol­lowed by Nor­way, Den­mark, Ice­land, the Nether­lands, and Swe­den. The Unit­ed States comes in at #25 at only 4.2 kg of cof­fee con­sumed per per­son.

Cof­fee also has a sig­nif­i­cant car­bon foot­print. Stud­ies have revealed the roast­ing stage of the life of cof­fee on aver­age con­tributes approx­i­mate­ly 15% of the over­all car­bon foot­print, about 1.2 pounds of car­bon emis­sions.

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