Coffee & Tea Manufacturing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 2/5/2024
SIC Codes: 2095, 2099
NAICS Codes: 311920
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Companies in this industry roast coffee, blend tea, and manufacture coffee and tea concentrates. Major companies include Farmer Brothers, JM Smucker, Keurig Dr Pepper, and Kraft Heinz (all based in the US), as well as ITO EN (Japan), Maxingvest ag (Germany), Nestlé (Switzerland), Tata Consumer Products (India), and Unilever (the UK).

World coffee production reached about 175 million 60-kilogram bags as of 2021, according to Statista. Tea productions is at about 6.5 million tons, with India, Sri Lanka, and China as the top tea producing countries.

The US coffee and tea manufacturing industry includes about 720 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $15 billion. Brazil and Vietnam were some of the top coffee producers.


Consumer tastes and disposable income drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on effectively managing raw ingredient costs, efficient operations, and effective marketing. Large companies have scale advantages in purchasing, distribution, manufacturing, and marketing. Small companies can compete effectively by offering specialized products or serving a local market. The US industry is highly concentrated: the top 50 companies generate about 90% of revenue.

Imports of coffee beans to the US mainly comes from Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam, and Honduras, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Japan, India, China, Argentina, and Sri Lanka are the main importers of tea in the US, according to the Observatory of Economic Complexity ...

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