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Modified from original.  Hat tip to ChartPorn.

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Tufte would be disappointed: is that bottom graph showing the number of stores or their volume? Why use a 3D cyclinder?

I like the map, though. Effective use of space to display two pieces of information, supply and demand.

Nevermind; I just noticed the copyright. Wikipedia puts it at nearly 16,000 worldwide. Still seems low for 2003, though. 16k seems a little low, too.

McDonalds and Starbucks are very different in poor countries. A drink at a Starbucks in a third world country (or at least the parts of East/SE Asia I've spent time in) costs almost as much or as much as it does here. McDonalds is significantly cheaper than it is here and has a different menu.

I'm surprised they have stores Spain, where you can get a cup of good espresso for cheap anywhere. It's like trying to take over the coffee shop market in Italy.

I'm skeptical that any single cup of coffee would be derived from coffee beans from thirteen different countries. Coffee is often sold based on the country or region of origin. Sometimes coffee from different regions is blended. But it seems that blending thirteen different types of coffee would be more trouble than its worth.

No Venezuelan coffee ?

Glad to see the other commenters are tearing this hideous graphic apart.

"that chart is a handy way of determining which countries prefer rubbish coffee."

Such as the Levant, Arabia, Mediterranean Europe, Central Europe, Southeast Asia... y'know, real noobs at this whole tasting coffee thing.

"that chart is a handy way of determining which countries prefer rubbish coffee."

Such as the Levant, Arabia, Mediterranean Europe, Central Europe, Southeast Asia... y'know, real noobs at this whole tasting coffee thing."

Yes, countries that like rubbish coffee, plus destinations for American tourists.

The only time I'm in a Starbucks is when I'm with Americans, and they're always full of Americans.

That's right, Saudi Arabia is so over-run with American tourists -- where *else* would you want to vacation? -- that several Starbucks can thrive there on their tourist dollars alone!

I know for a fact Starbucks does not sell rubbish coffee, as I sell them coffee, and my family has grown Q-grade 96+ coffee since the early seventies. There are many issues to be discussed about Starbucks impact on the coffee industry and the market for specialty coffee, and nobody with 16,000 stores is going to sell the kind of coffee's you find in Northern European specialty coffee shops, but Starbucks role has been to displace the big multinationals, the folgers of the world, and that has been a gift to palates, farmers and drinkers alike.

There aren't any stores in South America?

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