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How Coffee Affects the Global Economy


How Coffee Affects the Global Economy is a new infographic on Mint.com and designed by Column Five Media.

We don’t technically need coffee to survive (though many would argue just the opposite), yet this popular pick-me-up fuels not only our daily energy levels, but the global economy as well. The coffee industry thrives in countries like Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia: the world’s leading coffee exporters. Meanwhile, coffee drinkers around the world love their daily morning brew like no other drink. In the United States alone, we consume more than 66 billion cups of coffee per year. Some of us love our java so much, in fact, that we even observe a national coffee holiday, September 29.

There are a handful of statistics included that aren’t visualized, which does seem odd.  For example, “40% of this coffee is now gourmet” could easily have been visualized.

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Reader Comments (3)

After reading this, the thing I most wanted to know (and see a visual for...) was who drinks the most coffee per capita! It turns out those Scandinavians love their coffee with Finland taking out first spot with 12kg pp! followed by Norway then Iceland & 4.2kg pp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_coffee_consumption_per_capita

Of course what I really want to see (and would de difficult to visualise) is who makes the best coffee – Of course I think its New Zealand but maybe I’m a little biased being a Kiwi…
November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimon Bush-King
Thank you Simon for adding more info into infographic

I am thinking about doing few charts about chocolate for my blog :)
November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRussianSphinx
False information... Scandinavian countries drink much more coffee per capita than Americans

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercoffeelass
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