How We Set In Motion Coffee Global Business

If you are like me- someone who has drunk much more than one coffee in your life, you might be interested in pondering this question: Why do you think the multi-billion-dollar global coffee industry can be a losing business for the growers, whose hands till the land from where coffee starts?

In fact, if you drink 2 cups of coffee a day for one year, you’ll be spending more than the annual income of the coffee farmer in a developing country. To help present to fellow North American coffee drinkers this huge disparity between the farmer and the other key players across the coffee value chain, take a look at the infographic below.

Considering that North America is the biggest coffee consumer in the world, we can make a big dent by supporting the fair trade advocacy that ensures farmers get paid properly. Take a look at the infographic again. It describes how coffee is made from the farm to the mill, to the roasting plant and all the way to the consumer. Here are some of its highlights that show the bigness of this industry:

– 100 M people depend on coffee for livelihood; 25 M of which are farmers

– The U.S. spent 18 B for coffee yearly, equivalent to Bosnia’s GDP

– Coffee is the second most globally traded commodity after petroleum

For the Silo, Alex Hillsberg Web Journalist


Here's How You Make Coffee A Billion Dollar Business

Supplemental- How North Americans can help the #fairtrade program

Absolutely Fabulous Infographic Celebrates Release Of Movie

The release of the new Absolutely Fabulous movie is set for this month, and here from our friends at The Rug Seller we’re really looking forward to it. Like Edina and Patsy, we appreciate the finer things in life – one of our newest collections for 2016 is the Christian Lacroix range, one of Eddy’s favourite fashion designers. This infographic takes a look at the most outrageous outfits from the famous series, the characters’ favourite designers as well as some of the funniest quotes from the series – Saffron can always be relied on to come up with some memorable insults. There’s also some facts that you may not have known about Ab Fab. For the Silo, Georgia Davies.

Absolutely Fabulous Fashion InfographicDon’t be fooled- this might seem like a commercial but it’s a trailer 😉

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VisaNet Connects Two And A Half Billion Credit Cards

One of the many ways the Internet is driving the global economy is through digital payments, making it easy for consumers to buy just about anything from anywhere. VisaNet is the largest payment processing network in the world, connecting 2.4 billion credit cards at 36 million locations across 200 countries.