Coffee

29 May 2019

Coffee is currently the most prominent drug in the world, it is also the number two traded commodity. As these facts indicate, coffee has become a worldwide product, but what makes coffee so popular, and what caused it to become as widespread as it is today.

 

According to the public broadcasting service (PBS), one of the largest events that boosted coffee consumption was the Boston Tea Party, when consuming coffee rather than tea become a somewhat patriotic duty. As well as the Boston Tea Party the civil war, and other conflicts also helped to boost coffee consumption in America the reason being that soldiers would consume it as a means of increasing energy. 
    
After its discovery coffee became a worldwide sensation relatively quickly with 2.9 billion cups of coffee drunk per day. Because of this coffee was quickly used as a method to make money with huge amounts of trade all across Europe solely for the drug.

 

Although coffee was always prominent it began to gain traction in the nineteen hundreds sparking the opening of the first Starbucks in 1971. From here coffee would only continue to grow more, and more prominent as time passes.

 

 


 

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