Coffee Barometer 2012
This ‘Coffee Barometer 2012’ reviews some recent developments of significance in the sustainable coffee sector. As certification has grown rapidly we present a brief overview of the critical issues and main sustainability challenges in the coffee sector. We discuss the availability and procurement of certified and verified coffee, and provide a brief background of its impact at the producer level. An analysis of the world market share of sustainable coffee and its procurement by the world’s top ten coffee roasters follows. Then, the push and pull factors that influence sustainable coffee consumption in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are examined.