Coffee And The Global Community

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Introduction We live in a world today where the global community is intertwined with many other nations trading, importing and exporting their national resources for other products that may not be native to the nation one lives in. One example of this is Coffee. Many 1st world nations indulge on this commodity yet very few nations actually grow and import coffee. The word “coffee” comes from Kaffa, a region in Ethiopia where it is believed the coffee bean was discovered. Coffee is so important in the global marketplace that it is the second most valuable traded commodity in the world, only after crude oil. So if you think about the importance of coffee, one can understand why this commodity is second place to oil, as coffee outputs…show more content…
Major manufacturers/producers or service providers The Coffee industry is worth about $20 billion dollar, which is largely imported and consumed by industrialized nations and is mostly exported by developing 3rd world nations. However people of all backgrounds throughout the world drink more than 500 billion cups of coffee yearly. Coffee naturally grows in warm temperatures and is grown in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America and the Caribbean Islands. Coffee farms give over 25 million farmers the financial livelihood in their nation. An amazing 67% of the world 's coffee is grown in Central and South America. 90% of the world 's coffee production happens in developing nations meanwhile most of coffee’s consumption takes place in industrialized nations. The top ten producers of coffee are Brazil, Vietnam and Columbia. The world’s leading ten nations who produce Coffee, in order of amount produced are Brazil, Vietnam, Columbia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Honduras. Ivory Coast and Uganda are two notable mentions as these two countries have always produced over 100,000 metric tons of Coffee, but the last few years showed a steady decline in production and hence these two countries are no longer on the top ten coffee producing list. Brazil produces
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