Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: The Spatial and Cultural Diffusion of an Industry. Presented by Joe Ramirez and Rosemary Morrow Austin ISD Social Studies Curriculum Department and Texas Education Agency, Austin, Texas. Concept: Spatial and Cultural Diffusion.
Presented by Joe Ramirez and Rosemary Morrow
Austin ISD Social Studies Curriculum Department and
Texas Education Agency,
National Geographic Society
“These [coffee] shops became meeting places of pleasure seekers, idlers, and of some wits among the men of letters…. The imams and muezzins…said people have become addicts of the coffeehouse and no one comes to mosque.”
Ottoman Empire spread coffee
into North Africa, Europe and South Asia.
intervene and blessed coffee
after tasting it.
“This beverage is so delicious that it
would be a sin to let only misbelievers
for a cup of coffee and
A sign reading:
“To insure prompt service” was placed by a cup. Patrons got prompt seating and service by placing a coin in the cup.
“The drink of coffee is declared to be most wholesome, preserving perfect health until extreme old age. It makes the body active and lusty…. It overcomes superfluous sleep and prevents sleepiness…so that…whole nights may be spent in study without hurt to the body.”
“The workers regard drinking coffee with milk as cheaper, more invigorating and having more flavor than any other breakfast dish….[T]hey drink it in near unbelievable quantities. They say that itnearly lasts them until evening, and so they need to take only two other meals.”
ancestor to approximately
18 million trees in the West
Indies which became the
suppliers for Latin America.
beginnings for the world’s
largest producer of coffee.
1997 (Kilograms Per Person); World Resources Institute Table ERC.5, Resource Consumption
Felipe Rodriguez, spokesman for the Coffee Cooperatives of Costa Rica, letter to Margaret Bau, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2001:
be replicated for other products or resources?