Starbucks and Milk

07 Nov

Agfact Day #7: Starbucks uses over 2% of the nation’s annual milk supply – brought to my attention by great agriculture blog,  Beef Jar by Megan Brown

Decaf Pike Place™ Roast

Starbucks uses over 93 million gallons of milk per year, enough to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools

From Cows to Starbucks

Dairy Cows (female) not Beef Cows produce 90% of the nation’s milk supply. Dairy Farmers milk cows each day. Most farmers milk by machine.

Dairy Cow

Milk is carried by refrigerator truck from the farm to processing plants. Processors pasteurized the milk and bottle it for stores.

Fun Facts about Milk

  • It takes about 345 squirts to produce one gallon of milk.
  • A cow udder holds between 25 and 50 pounds of pure milk.
  • A single cow yields about 90 glasses of milk per day or about 200,000 glasses of milk per lifetime.
1 Comment

Posted by on November 7, 2012 in Ag Facts


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One response to “Starbucks and Milk

  1. Jessica Schira

    November 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I can’t even fathom how much milk Starbucks goes through. Amazing!


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