In some of our blogs we have covered some of the issues, including climate change, facing coffee growers around the world.

Do feel free to take a look at these blogs in particular for more:

Sept 3 tech helping combat climate change

July 17 changing lives in DRC

May 17 Climate change and coffee

But did you know that International Coffee Day is one of the most recent celebrations of the coffee sector’s challenges to address diversity, quality and passion.

It was launched in 2015 by the ICO (International Coffee Organisation) in Milan to raise awareness of the issues facing growers and producers as well as to celebrate the drink.

It is also used to promote fair trade coffee.

Some interesting facts about coffee:

According to a “Harvard’s Health Publishing” study, coffee drinkers tend to live longer, plus they have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Caffeine is a central-nervous-system stimulant.

It is the second largest traded commodity after oil.