Brewed coffee is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. The trade in coffee beans alone amounts to well over $6 million a year
and the total volume of beans traded exceeded 4, 250,000 tons a year.
s believed that the beverage was introduced into Arabia in the fifteenth century AD, probably by Ethiopians.
By the middle or late sixteenth century
the Arabs had introduced the beverage to the Europeans
They at first resisted it because of its strong flavor and effect as a mild stimulant.
and other Europeans incorporated coffee into their diets by the seventeenth century.
however, preferred tea
which they were then importing from India.
Since America was colonized primarily by the English
Americans also preferred tea.
Only after the Boston Tea Party did Americans begin drinking coffee in large quantities. Now , though, the US is one of the top coffee
consumption having been spurned on by familiar advertising claims
Good to the last drop ; Rich, hearty aroma; Always rich, never bitter.
Produced from the fruit of the evergreen tree
coffee is primarily grown in Latin America, southern Asia, and Africa.
Coffee trees require a hot humidity, rich soil, with good drainage, and partial shade
consequently, they thrive
on the slopes of tropical volcanoes
The soil there is laced with potash and drains easily.
Over a hundred different varieties of beans are produced in the world
each with a different flavor.