Coffee By: Berlin Westwood
Process • The berry/beans are picked from large field locations with lots of sun. • Then about 2kg of coffee beans are poured into bags for preparation for the wet mill • From there they are washed and skinned to remove the outer shell • They are later let outside to dry for 3 days • Later the dried beans are poured into burlap bags with 69 kg • What is left is the green bean that will be shipped to the factories for roasting. http://www.ncausa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=75 (link to the National Coffee Association: list of most popular coffee bean plants)
From there the main factories, (such as Tim Hortons in Hamilton, Ontario) do the roasting and packaging process • In this process the beans are roasted and divided into different types of caffination.
Milk and Sugar • Sugar originated from India and South-East Asia. But now can be grown anywhere with warm, frost-free environment. • The milk is local to the individual store (we get Dairy Farm) • Splenda was discovered by researchers at Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, in 1976