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Should we consume coffee?
The coffee industry is harmful to the environment.
Nespresso and other capsule producers cause a huge amount of trash.
, also known as coffee effluent, is a highly polluted byproduct of coffee processing.
It takes about
140 liters of water
to grow the coffee beans needed to produce one cup of coffee, and coffee is often grown in countries where there is a water shortage, such as Ethiopia.
Coffee production is on
major driver of deforestation
This is true for any item that is produced on farms, such as roses and other flowers, palm oil, soy, etc.
Used coffee grounds may be used for composting or as a mulch. They are especially appreciated by worms and acid-loving plants such as blueberries.