Coffee is the second raw material that is commercialized in the world after oil. Coffee production is historically related to the culture and way of life of various countries. More than 25 million people live off this product. Although we usually associate coffee directly to Colombia (the main producer of washed Arabic coffee) it is not the only one.
There are many coffee producing countries. Currently Brazil is the country that leads production with just over a third of total exports. After Brazil come Vietnam, Indonesia, Ethiopia, India, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and Guatemala.
According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) for the campaign 2015/16 the global coffee production will reach 150.1 million bags of 60 kilos, and this is thanks to the good harvests in Honduras, Indonesia and Vietnam, which means an increase of 600.000 bags with respect to the campaign of 2014/15.
Production forecast for countries for the campaign 2015/16
By country, the coffee production in Brazil will be 49.4 million bags; in Colombia 13.4 million, in Honduras 5.9 million; in Mexico 3.4 million and in Peru 3 million.
It is important to note that the worldwide coffee consumption has doubled in the last two decades, according to the International Coffee Organization (ICO). The increase of the world demand for coffee also has a consistent rising trend of 2.5% per year on average, which the increased annual world coffee consumption shows.