Is what coffee does to the earth worse than the amount of water used for it?



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    If I’m interpreting this correctly, you’re asking whether the environmental impacts not relating to water outweigh those from water. A cup of coffee takes about 34 gallons of water to make, which is quite significant. However, the various other things going into the same cup of coffee probably is worse for the environment. The coffee mug or cup had to be manufactured and transported, which requires energy and carbon emissions. Same with the coffee bean processing, and the milk or sugar you add to it. Finally, it had to be made with a coffee maker, which also uses energy. Needless to say, coffee is bad for the environment – but don’t feel bad about it, because all of your food is too, unfortunately.

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