February 18, 2017

A Quick Look At Coffee Industry Employment

Are you a coffee fanatic? If so, you should find a job that revolves around coffee. The world is full of coffee industry employment opportunities. Is it time to focus your job search on this cool niche?

Coffee roaster with beans in hand next to roasting machine

Before we dive into coffee industry employment options, let’s take a look at the overall economic impact of coffee. The National Coffee Association claims that coffee “helps power the US economy.” Here are a few highlights from one of their recent coffee-focused studies:

  • The total economic output of the coffee industry in the United States was $225.2 billion in 2015. That’s 1.6% of the GDP of the US.
  • Consumers spend $74.2 billion on coffee in 2015.
  • The coffee industry is responsible for 1,694,710 jobs in the US economy in 2015.
  • 76% of consumers drank coffee last year.

Coffee is big business in the US and around the world. It’s safe to say that the coffee industry is here to stay – and that makes it a good place to find a job and build a coffee career. Let’s take a quick look at different coffee industry employment options:

  • Coffee Roaster Roast green coffee beans and create different coffees.
  • Coffee Shop Barista – Serve and make coffees at coffee shops.
  • Green Coffee Buyer – Travel to different coffee farms to determine what coffee beans a roasting company should buy and sell.
  • Coffee Importer – Work with coffee buyers and import the beans into the country to sell to roasters.
  • Grower – Harvest coffee bean at different coffee farms around the world.
  • Coffee Shop Owner – Own and manage a coffee shop.

Beyond these jobs, there are lots of other coffee industry employment options. From production to sales to products, the coffee industry is massive. No what skills or interests you have, you can find your niche in the coffee industry. The only requirement may be that you have a love for a good cup of coffee.

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While writing this post, we stumbled up on a cool website called CoffeeJobsPodcast.com. This podcast interviews different people in the coffee industry. It’s a good thing to listen to if you’re keen to find coffee industry employment.

Good luck find the perfect coffee job for you!

See Also: Supercharge Your Day With These Coffee Alternatives

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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