All About Coffee

Just the Numbers Please

  • Number of coffee beans required for one espresso: 42.
  • Coffee beans required to make one pound of roasted coffee: 4,000.
  • Number of beans required to fill one sack of coffee: 600,000.
  • Approximate weight of one sack of coffee: 132 pounds.
  • Pounds of coffee imported to the U.S. annually: 2.5 million.
  • Total coffee production worldwide from October, 2006 through September, 2007: 16 billion pounds
  • Money generated annually by the coffee industry worldwide: $70 billion.
  • Number of coffee trade workers in Brazil: 5 million.
  • Number of coffee plants in Brazil: 3 billion.
  • Number of coffee farmers worldwide: 25 million.
  • Average yield of a coffee tree per year: 1 pound.
  • Time for a coffee tree to mature: 5 years.
  • Percentage of coffee drinkers who take it black: 37%.
  • Percentage of coffee drinkers who add a sweetener: 63%.
  • Percentage of coffee consumed that is instant coffee: 13%.
  • Percentage of coffee consumed at breakfast: 34%.
  • Cups of coffee consumed in the world each year: 400 billion.
  • Percentage of U.S. adults who start their day with coffee: 50%.
  • Cups of coffee consumed in the U.S. daily: 300 million.
  • Percentage of world’s coffee supply grown in the Americas: 67%.
  • Value of the premium gourmet coffee industry annually: $1.5 billion.
  • Total number of people employed in the coffee industry: 25 million.
  • Percentage of coffee drinkers in U.S. who brew their coffee at home: 75%.
  • Maximum amount of caffeine absorbed by the body: 300 milligrams.
  • Milligrams of coffee in one cup: 150.
  • Amount of caffeine the body dissipates each hour: 20%.
  • Percentage of fat in espresso: 2.5%.
  • Percentage of fat in filter coffee: .6%.
  • Number of U.S. retailers who roast coffee on premises: 2,000.