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Coffee Country Spotlight - Indonesia!

Welcome back to Coffee Country Spotlight, the only place you get an awesome history lesson while sitting in your comfy chair sipping your favorite caffeine beverage. Today  we’re going to talk about Indonesia. Join me as we learn some interesting facts about this country as well as their role in the coffee production industry. First, let me amaze you with some really unique and interesting facts about this wonderful country. #1. Indonesia is really big- it’s made up of 17,508 islands spread across 1.9 million square kilometers. To put that in perspective, it takes 12 hours to fly from one end to the other… #2. The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia Arnoldi grows in Sumatra, Indonesia. This flower can weigh up to...

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Coffee Country Spotlight - India!

Welcome back to Coffee Country Spotlight, where we sip our favorite coffee beverages while learning about the impact of different countries on the coffee production and exportation industry. We also learn some other fun and interesting facts about each country. Today, we’ll be learning about India. First, let’s see how many of these facts you knew and how many are new to you… #1. Did you know India has a floating post office? Yep, there’s is a floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar. (While we’re talking post offices, India also has the largest postal network in the world.) #2. In 2011, the Kumbh Mela was listed as the largest gathering of people. Over 75 million attended, so many people...

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Coffee Country Spotlight - Vietnam!

Welcome to a new installment of Coffee Country Spotlight, the only place you can learn about an interesting country and their role in the world of coffee, all while sipping your own steamy cup of delicious pick me up any time of day coffee. Today’s country of choice is….drum roll please…Vietnam (Did you catch that awesome announcer voice?) Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee, second only to Brazil. But before we get down to the nitty gritty about Vietnam and their role in the coffee business, let’s first start with some really cool facts about the great country. 1. Home to the world’s largest cave, the Son Doong.2. Vietnam owns 20% of the coffee market3. Vietnam has about...

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Coffee Country Spotlight - Ethiopia!

Welcome to a new installment of Coffee Country Spotlight, the only place you can learn about an interesting country and their role in the world of coffee, all while sipping your own steamy cup of delicious pick me up any time of day coffee. Today’s country of choice is….drum roll please…Ethiopia (Did you catch that awesome announcer voice?) Ethiopia is a large country located in Africa. In fact, it actually sits in the horn of Africa. Ethiopia is filled with ancient culture, including obelisks, tombs, castles and churches. The capital of this fabulously country rich in culture is Addis Ababa, which has a population of 94.1 million people as of 2013. I want to give you a few interesting facts...

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Coffee Country Spotlight- Costa Rica!

Welcome to a new installment of Coffee Country Spotlight, the only place you can learn about an interesting country and their role in the world of coffee, all while sipping your own steamy cup of delicious pick me up any time of day coffee. Today’s country of choice is….drum roll please…Costa Rica! (Did you catch that awesome announcer voice?) Here are some fun facts about the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica isn’t all that big. In fact, the entire country is a bit smaller than Lake Michigan. The average life expectancy in Costa Rica is 77 years old, one of the highest in the world. Almost all the Catholic churches in Costa Rica face west. The country has...

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