Coffee is grown in many parts of the world and is the primary export for at least a dozen countries. Most of the world’s coffee farming occurs in developing countries located almost exclusively near the equator, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Coffee producing countries along this belt include Mexico, Guatemala, […]

Coffea, the coffee plant, is a flowering tree that produces small red or purple fruit called cherries. According to the National Coffee Association, a single coffee tree produces about 10 pounds of coffee cherries a year, which equals about 2 pounds of green coffee beans. A few species of coffee plants grow in the wild,

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The moka, the stovetop coffee machine that has become a symbol of the ‘Made in Italy,’ was invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933. Culturally, the Moka Pot marked a historical shift from espresso as an out-of-the-house-only beverage to one that could be approximated in the home, which coincided nicely with Italy’s economic downturn of the

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