Sunday, October 16, 2011

Coffee Growing Regions of the Globe


News surfaced yesterday, offered by Starbucks, that the long-term viability of coffee is threatened by Global Warming. Herewith an image of the world’s coffee-growing regions courtesy of Coffee Tea Warehouse (link). The regions marked in yellow are the top ten coffee growing regions, their leader being Brazil. Coffee-growing is an equatorial sort of pursuit, the activity falling between the Tropics of Cancer and of Capricorn. From the National Coffee Association of America, Inc., I have it that 125.2 million bags of coffee (each weighing 132 pounds) were produced in the 2009/10 season. Coffee production has been trending down. According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO) the Finns are most addicted to coffee, consuming nearly 10 kg per person (data for 2000). Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, and Brazil all outrank us here. Our own consumption is put at 4 kg per capita by the ICO.

2 comments:

  1. Hey, carbon dioxide ... *NOW* you're meddling.

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  2. That's the spin I give this news on another post on Ghulf Genes...

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