Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For the Love of Coffee

I ran across an interesting infographic on worldwide coffee production and consumption. Here is a question/answer list arising from it:

1) Which country produces the most coffee? (Brazil with 33% of world's production)
2) Name several other countries with high coffee production? (Vietnam- I am surprised this country is second, Columbia, Indonesia)
2) How big is the coffee trade per year in tens of billions of dollars? ($42.5 billion)
3) How many countries in the world grow coffee? (49- reveals its global significance)
4) What percentage of Americans drink coffee? (56% and 66 billion cups a year!)
5) After the United States name three other top coffee drinking countries. (Germany, Japan, Italy, France)
6) What percentage of coffee consumption is now gourmet? (40%-I'm finding that richer coffee certainly enhances the enjoyment.)

Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven. ~Jessi Lane Adams

Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with. ~Terri Guillemets

What would we do without our morning elixer?

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