Next, some information I picked up at the coffee plantation outside of Antigua.
It's a little hard to read, but it says:
morning and at three of the clock after noon.
workmen briefly at these hours to partake of this
beverage as it is noted that renewed vigour &
industry more than accommodate for the few
moments away from quills & other labours.
& fortifies the heat within, helpeth digestion, quicken-
eth the spirits & maketh the heart lightsome.
I really like drinking coffee.
Another interesting thing:
(Click for an enlarged view if this is too hard to read.)
Scott contemplating a coffee tree:
And some depressing statistics about where your money goes when you buy coffee in the US:
For every $1 spent here, only $0.16 goes to the producing country - $0.08 for labor, the rest for the farm and the exporter. The consuming country gets $0.84 - $0.67 for the importer, and the rest for transport and the wholesaler or retailer.
So buy Fair Trade Coffee!
Have a good weekend everyone. Spend a lazy hour with the paper and a cup of coffee.