Coffee Lucas Freschi Troy Carrington Adam Nathaniel Dykman-Rosenberg
A market stimulator • Commodity • Import and export of many nations • Provides jobs for the global community Why?
Major importer of beans • 54% of Americans drink coffee daily • Hawaii is the only State that produces coffee • Billions of dollars a year go to coffee related causes in the United States The United States
Conventional farming of coffee beans= BAD • Grown in the tropics and developing countries • Deforstination • Habitat depletion • Fertilizers and insecticides Environment
Provides jobs in developing nations • Not always good jobs • Helps bring capital into emerging economies such as Brazil • better living conditions Culture
Most coffee is grown legally • Some illegal coffee farms • Unsafe and environmentally harmful legal methods are condoned Views