Number of the Day: 18 Coffee Trees per Person

Coffee Beans and Coffee Trees photo

20 Million -- That's how many families (about 60 to 80 million people) depend on coffee for their income. After oil, coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world.

100 -- That's how many coffee beans it takes to make one cup of coffee on average.

4,000 -- One coffee tree yields about 4,000 beans per year on average.

18 -- If you drink 2 cups of coffee a day, you will need 18 coffee trees devoted just to you. And it takes 5 years before a tree is fully mature and productive.

Coffee Farm photo

A coffee farm in Costa Rica.

We strongly encourage you to check out our How to Green Your Coffee & Tea guide for tips on how to make your dark beverage addiction greener.

But really, the best way to go green is to drink more tap water. Not as fun, but once you get over withdrawal, it's not that bad!

Source of the stats: EcoNews
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