Coffee’s Impact on the US Market

There’s always a coffee shop around the corner.
That’s a good indicator of how popular coffee is as a drink in the US.
It’s available in restaurants, groceries, and pastry shops. There are very few homes where coffee isn’t present.
So, it’s safe to say that coffee is a very important part of our everyday lives.

The numbers don’t lie.

In 2015, coffee was established as a 225.2 billion industry. That number hasn’t strayed far in 2020 and 2021. In fact, we consume 27.16 million 60-kilogram bags annually.

It’s a good thing that a lot of people are drinking coffee at that massive rate. Coffee is known to reduce the effects of Parkinson’s disease, melanoma, and depression. There are a lot of health benefits linked to coffee and the research papers have yet to be published to prove a more conclusive point.

But it is clear that coffee has positive effects on the economy. Thanks to coffee, there are 1.7 million jobs available in the US alone. That does not include the jobs generated overseas from areas, like Tanzania and Colombia, that we import coffee from.

The biggest indicator of coffee’s positive impact on the US economy is the tax generated from the industry at $28 billion.

The Mt. Meru Coffee Project

The Mt. Meru Coffee Project is one of the many cogs in this industry. We have provided jobs in and outside the US and opened up venues for the farmers in Mt. Meru to sell their products to.

We have established a network of ready customers and vendors bringing the rich flavors of coffee produced from the slopes of Mt. Meru to the US. This has created opportunities for everyone involved to generate income and create a profit thereby helping the economy in a positive way.

But let’s not forget the most important element of this industry: You. Because you enjoy the coffee products we provide, together we have managed to support families, grow futures, and change lives.

Learn more about how you can help the Mt. Meru Coffee Project here: Support My Congregation