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Coffee vs. Water footprint: What is your habit costing?


“It can take up to 140 litres of water to produce each cup of coffee” 

Ruth Matthews, Executive director of the Water Footprint Network [source]

The fact that KUBE architecture is run on a constant supply of good strong coffee coupled with an increased passion for sustainable development means that we found this statement rather alarming. Adding to our discomfort was the indication that the upcoming dry months will place severe strain on the City’s water resources. Luckily Cape Town is famous for the amount of coffee consumed rather than produced but the coffee scenario did highlight an uncomfortable truth. Continue reading