Coffee plays a vital role in people’s lives all around the world. And so does the global coffee economy. It is a morning booster for some, a comfort to others and an excuse for people to meet up at corner cafes to catch up over a cup of Latte. Coffee is big business and it is a part of many cultures.
An important export commodity, coffee was the top agricultural export for twelve countries and it is the world’s seventh-largest legal agricultural export by value. Some controversy is associated with coffee cultivation and its impact on the environment. Consequently, organic coffee is an expanding market.
This infographic looks at the coffee economy and how the world runs on caffeine.