Here’s Why Zero-Emissions Coffee Roasting Matters
Coffee is big business. It has a retail market value of around $83 billion. In 2018 and 2019, 165.35 million 60 kilogram bags of coffee were consumed worldwide. Finland tops the world for the highest consumption of coffee (12 kg per person) followed by Norway, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The United States comes in at #25 at only 4.2 kg of coffee consumed per person.
Coffee also has a significant carbon footprint. Studies have revealed the roasting stage of the life of coffee on average contributes approximately 15% of the overall carbon footprint, about 1.2 pounds of carbon emissions.