Environmental Effects Of Coffee

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Coffee is considered one of the most important traded commodities that has a large consumer market. It is mostly consumed daily as it is believed that waking up to a cup of coffee in the morning provides a good “kick” to jumpstart the day. The caffeine, one of the primary compounds in coffee, makes you alert, and is believed to enhance the mental and physical capabilities, and is used for other medical purposes. Research has shown that coffee consumption has numerous hidden health benefits. It can decrease the risk of many deadly diseases, such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease and so on (Harvard School of Public Health, 2015).
The trade of coffee has been a source of economic boost to many underdeveloped nations. The high demand
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Ethiopia is credited with the origin of coffee. Ethiopian people were the …show more content…
The climate change, for instance, has a concerning effect on coffee producing countries. Climate change is caused by human activities along with many other environmental and geographical factors. The warm weather is problematic for the growth and harvest of the plant and its beans, it could interfere with proper caring and negatively effect the spatial lands needed for its growth. The rise in temperature could cause major damage to the lands on which coffee is grown, thus causing farmers all around the world to suffer, by rendering their land obsolete for the growth of coffee. This could eventually lead to them losing jobs and their livelihood, which could cause an unrest in the affected nation and be a treat to their piece and safety. As an illustration, “in Columbia, there was a surge of kidnappings, violence, and farming of drug crops. Since a coffee plant takes five years to cultivate before it becomes full productive” (2009). Moreover, according to research it is shown that “80 percent of world coffee is produced my 25 small holder farmer and most of these farmers get paid less in return for their work. In fact, farmers only get 7-8 percent of the retail price, which is not enough for them to have sufficient life” (David Piza, 2015). On the other hand, fair trade has significantly changed and benefited many of farmers because the culture of fair tread secured fairness in

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