The Coffee Industry

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Pg. 1 RUNNING HEAD: THE COFFEE INDUSTRY THE COFFEE INDUSTRY CAROLYN JOHNSON JONES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 08/09/2012 RUNNING HEAD: THE COFFEE INDUSTRY Pg. 2 ABSTRACT In this paper I am stating the reason why I am writing about the coffee industry and how much I love this drink and how it makes me feel and the historical roots of the industry and the topics of culture and society, transportation, technology, agriculture, and the market situation today. Also this paper tells how coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia and how it spread to the Middle East other countries and to the Americas. The coffee industry is booming despite economic conditions. RUNNING HEAD: THE COFFEE INDUSTRY Pg. 3 I chose to write about the coffee industry because of my deep love for this beverage. I love the awakening aroma of coffee in the morning. Just a couple of months ago I dranked five cups of coffee in one day. That’s just how much I love coffee. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. I guess I am hooked. I first tried coffee in 1989 while at work. I noticed for 2 days several colleagues were going back and forth to the vending machine to get coffee. The aroma was so pleasant and smelled so good until I just had to go and get me a cup to see if it taste as good as it smelled. I was very pleased. After drinking a cup, I felt energized. It was really an eye opener. I felt like I could take on more work than usual. Coffee really puts me in a good mood. The historical roots of coffee goes at least as far back as the thirteenth century. The story of Kaldi, the 9th century Ethiopian goat herder who discovered coffee, did not appear in writing until 1671 A.D. Kaldi discovered this coffee while basking in the sun, observed his goats dancing on their hind legs after eating some red berries. He tasted the berries and
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