Coffee Production

Coffee estate worker
Farmer carrying coffee to market

The Caribbean has a long history of coffee production, and it was first introduced to the Americas in the 18th century. The Caribbean was the first region in the Americas to be introduced to coffee. The islands of this region provide rich soil, mountainous terrain, and the perfect climate for growing coffee. The Americas have been the main producers of the world’s coffee for many years. Farming and production of coffee has greatly impacted the economics of these regions.

Primary Sources

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McCook, S. (2017, July 27). Environmental History of Coffee in Latin America. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.