Coffee is one of the most widely consumed hot beverages all over the world. Brazil, the top coffee producing country, accounted for 40 percent of the global coffee supply. Vietnam, was the second largest coffee producer, accounting for roughly 20 percent of the world coffee production.
The coffee trade is one of Brazil’s most prolific industries. In 2014, about two million hectares of agricultural land was allotted for harvesting green coffee. Over three million sacks of Brazilian coffee were exported in December 2016 alone. Predictably, the nation was also the biggest coffee consumer in the South American continent during that year. At the same time, the Netherlands topped the list of global coffee consuming countries followed by Finland, Canada and Sweden.