Coffee: The Production Chain
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The paper explores where coffee is produced, processed and consumed, and shows how it is a labor intensive product that is grown in the developing world and shipped, as a luxury item, to Europe and North America. The paper includes two tables on world coffee exports and world consumption of coffee.
From the Paper:"Starting the day with a cup of coffee is a North American ritual. Although Canadian's often insist that they alone in North America are capable of making coffee properly. It is also a popular drink in South and Central America. Cappuccino and Latte originated in Europe and in the Middle East a thick, strong and sweet version is popular. Throughout the world coffee is a popular heated beverage.
"Coffee beans come from the coffee tree, an evergreen shrub. It has the potential to grow to 100 feet, however it is kept much shorter for ease of harvest. The beans are hand picked and the plant is, therefore, kept somewhat shorter than an individual. The average coffee tree produces an annual yield of 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of roasted coffee. Growing coffee plants is difficult as the soil warmth is a critical factor, with the optimum temperature hovering at 27.7 degrees Celsius. Propagating the plant through cuttings is equally difficult and requires the maximum of light plus a humidity reading of close to 90%. Rooting can easily take three or four months."
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