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Old 05-27-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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Coffee and its Water Footprint

It takes 880 gallons of water to produce one cup of coffee according to National Geographic (using the Water Footprint Calculator).
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I just thought was interesting and belonged under Beverages. Is there a Forum you think is more appropriate? Maybe 'stray thoughts'?
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It takes 880 gallons of water to produce one cup of coffee according to National Geographic (using the Water Footprint Calculator).

According to NGS's estimate it takes only 55 gallons to make a cup of coffee.

880 gallons to make a gallon of coffee.

It also takes 880 gallons of water to make a gallon of milk.

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Not a comment on the forum you chose. Hard to know what to do with that isolated fact. Is 880 gallons a lot, a little?
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According to NGS's estimate it takes only 55 gallons to make a cup of coffee.

880 gallons to make a gallon of coffee.

It also takes 880 gallons of water to make a gallon of milk.

Water Calculator Methodology - National Geographic
Thank you jenny for correcting my post. You're SO right and I posted the wrong numbers.
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Not a comment on the forum you chose. Hard to know what to do with that isolated fact. Is 880 gallons a lot, a little?
As you can see I posted the wrong numbers, which jenny corrected. It's still a lot, in my opinion.
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My issue is that it was posted with no explanation or comment.
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My issue is that it was posted with no explanation or comment.
Noted.
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Interesting...

"We live in a watery world, with the average American lifestyle fueled by nearly 2,000 gallons of H2O a day.

What may come as a surprise is that very little of that—only five percent—runs through toilets, taps, and garden hoses at home. Nearly 95 percent of your water footprint is hidden in the food you eat, energy you use, products you buy, and services you rely on.


Find out your water footprint, then pledge to dry it out, joining other nationalgeographic.com users who have already committed to saving thousands of gallons.


The more we save, the more water we leave for healthy ecosystems and a sustainable future. "

http://environment.nationalgeographi...nt-calculator/
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