According to the documentary Black Gold (2014), Ethiopian farmers are paid around 65c per kilo. It costs them 90c to produce one kilo of coffee. (huh???) There are up to six steps in the chain from grower to consumer with each step adding to the price. The coffee part of your daily cup is only worth around 3 cents.
A cup of black coffee has no nutritional value. it has no fat, no carbohydrates, no protein, no vitamins and only minuscule traces of potassium and magnesium. We have to agree the only reason we drink it is because of the caffeine.
The first of a 6 part series on coffee, caffeine and the affect it has on health, the economy and your waistline.