Coffee Is A Supply Of Money, Material, And Analysis

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1. Contents
2. Introduction
3. Extraction
4. Refinement
5. Refinement
6. Utilization
7. Sustainability/Conclusion
8. References

A resource is a supply of money, material, staff or other things of value (assets or commodities) that can be readily drawn upon when needed or used to produce wealth. Coffee is cultivated in over 70 countries, however is most effectively grown in the equatorial regions of the world such as The Americas, Africa, Southeast Asia and India. It can in some cases be grown in subtropical regions as well. Coffee is a resource that is grown on bushes (therefore being a renewable resource), varying on value depending on its quality and type (two most common types being Arabica
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The second being a commonly unknown substance called trigonelline which has a large impact on the flavour of the coffee in the roasting stage.
There is an Ethiopian legend which says coffee was discovered by a goat herder which noticed his goats frolicking, full of energy after consuming the small red fruits from the coffee shrub. The herder tried the fruits and had a similar reaction. Before coffee became the morning beverage we know it as today it had many different forms of which it was consumed. From a wine like beverage too just eating the fruit as it was found. The Arabians started the roasted coffee phenomenon we know today way back in the 13th Century. By parching or boiling the coffee beans the Arabs were able to corner the market on coffee crops. In fact this was so affective it is believed not a single coffee plant existed outside Arabia or Africa until the 1600’s. Fertile beans were smuggled out by an Indian pilgrim aboard a string across his abdomen. This started the European coffee trade; however the Europeans couldn’t grow the plant in their home countries so they planted elsewhere. The Spanish planted in Central America, the Portuguese in Brazil and The French in the Caribbean and the Dutch (first to open a coffee estate-in 1616) in Sri Lanka.

The resource is found as a little red fruit or “cherry” on a shrub (picture
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