“Who doesn’t love to start their day with a piping hot cup of “Joe”? This girl sure does! Nothing perks me up in the morning quite like my favorite coffee. After all adulting is hard when there is no caffeine in sight!
Coffee may have its roots in Ethiopia, but the love of coffee spans universally. The United States happens to be the top consumer of coffee products. With this in mind, how many coffee lovers would be able to correctly identify a coffee cherry or a coffee plant? I dare say, not many.
A roasted coffee bean is easy to recognize, but a bean in its native form? Not so much. “The Bean Belt," is responsible for the production of commercially sold coffee. Where might this be you ask? To help you answer that question, I have created a handy app using Esri's ArcGIS to show coffee exports for the last 10 years. Take a look:
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