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Coffee is Changing: Are You Taking Advantage?

Coffee is Changing: Are You Taking Advantage?

Author: Marketscale/Tuesday, September 20, 2016/Categories: IPP News

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At the end of this century, “we will need twice as much coffee at least – more probably three times as much…with less than 50 percent of the [coffee-growing] land available” says Andrea Illy, Chairman and CEO of Italian coffee company Illy. Climate change is striking large portions of the world’s coffee growing regions, particularly those in which Arabica coffee is grown. According to Illy, the land in which Arabica coffee is cultivated is expected to be reduced by half by the year 2050 as a result of global warming. Meanwhile, coffee consumption is still growing. 

The need for increased coffee production is dire if climate change predictions hold true. Industrial Process Plants and Equipment (IPPE) is one of America’s largest and most trusted recyclers of industrial plants – including coffee plants, where beans are roasted and processed. IPPE’s plant recycling services may soon become critical in the evolving global coffee industry.

Climate change is not the only global trend poised to have an imminent impact on coffee production: shifting consumer tastes and an increased awareness of coffee quality and production standards are opening the doors to domestic coffee growing and roasting. This shift is exemplified by the success of Good Land Organics, the U.S.’s only commercial coffee grower, which began selling both green and roasted beans harvested from over 2,000 trees to clients in the U.S., Europe and Japan in 2001. 

In addition to increased domestic coffee production, experts anticipate new trends in the way growers, businesses and consumers alike treat coffee. Concerns about waste removal and sustainability have led the way to innovative uses for the coffee cherry and greater industry openness to diverse coffee origins. Consumers are drinking more cold coffee drinks, often made from cold-brew coffee created without heat, and greater attention to the water with which coffee is made with may become another industry-leading trend. While it is true that the majority of coffee is roasted on a large commercial scale, small-scale commercial roasting has experienced a great deal of recent growth as ‘single-origin’ coffees have picked up steam among consumers. IPPE plants offer tools for sorting, roasting, cooling, and packaging coffee beans, as well as for grinding beans in larger-scale roasting houses.

IPPE has everything you need to take advantage of the current coffee market’s production deficiencies and ever-increasing demand. According to the USDA, world coffee production is expected to rise by 2.4 million bags in the 2016/17 fiscal year to reach a total of 155.7 million bags. In other words, there is no doubt the coffee market is growing. There is no time to waste. Visit IPPE online to explore our extensive coffee plant inventory or to consult with one of our experts directly. 

You might bring about the next major trend in coffee!


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