About Coffee

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world and is a central and popular part of our culture. An estimated 3.5 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day.

Coffee is also one of the most valuable primary products in world trade. Its cultivation, processing, trading, transportation and marketing provide employment for millions of people worldwide.

In the three most recent years (2011-2013) coffee exports represented an average value of almost US$ 22 billion, with smallholders producing approximately 80% of the world’s coffee.