It’s About To Get More Difficult To Get Coffee– Here is why

Coffee is big business in the United States. There are 150 million coffee drinkers drinking an average of 3.2 cups per day, according to recent statistics. This is nearly a half billion cups, just in the US.
This may seem like a lot, but when you consider that the US isn’t even in the top 20 coffee drinking countries, it makes you wonder.
For how much coffee is being consumed, you would think that coffee must be grown all over. This is true to an extent. However, Brazil alone is responsible for over 25% of all coffee grown across the world.

Where it gets crazy is when you consider we reported in a previous article that the single biggest influence on coffee prices is the weather in Brazil ((continued))

The History of Roasting Coffee

Coffee first came around about 1000 years ago, but it wasn’t until the 1400s that coffee roasting technology really started to take off, beginning in the middle east. The first methods weren’t really that fancy and really just consisted over a large flat spoon that got placed into a fire, with a smaller stirring spoon to help evenly roast everything.
As time went on, it started to become a flat perforated pan with a long handle that was placed over a large container of coals. Still not too fancy, but it got the job done. A couple hundred years later a large cylinder with a crank was developed to allow for roasting higher quantities.