The U.S. consumes and imports more coffee than any other country in the world. But could a nation full of coffee drinkers ever grow a significant portion of its own here? Maybe.
In California, there's a domestic coffee farming initiative brewing. More than 70 coffee farms led by Frinj Coffee founder Jay Ruskey are in various states of production. Combined, the farms have surpassed 100,000 coffee trees planted in central and southern California.