Economics of Coffee

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Coffee is a popular beverage and an important commodity. Tens of millions of small producers in developing countries make their living growing coffee. Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world every day.Over 90% of coffee production takes place in developing countries, while consumption happens mainly in the industrialized economies.

25 million small producers rely on coffee for a living worldwide, in Brazil alone, where almost a third of all the world’s coffee is produced, over 5 million people are employed in the cultivation and harvesting of over 3 billion coffee plants;it is a more labour-intensive culture than alternative cultures of the same regions as sugar cane or cattle, as it is not subject to automationand requires constant attention.

Coffee is a major export commodity: it was the top agricultural export for twelve countries in 2004, the world’s seventh-largest legal agricultural export by value in 2005, and “the second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries,” from 1970 to circa 2000. This last fact is frequently misstated; see coffee commodity market.

Further, green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world, and is traded in futures contracts on many exchanges, including the New York Board of Trade, New York Mercantile Exchange, New York Intercontinental Exchange, and the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange. The world’s largest transfer point for coffee is the port of Hamburg, Germany.

In 2009 Brazil was the world leader in production of green coffee, followed by Vietnam, Indonesia, Colombia and Ethiopia. Arabica coffee beans are cultivated in Latin America, eastern Africa, Arabia, or Asia. Robusta coffee beans are grown in western and central Africa, throughout southeast Asia, and to some extent in Brazil.

Beans from different countries or regions can usually be distinguished by differences in flavor, aroma, body, and acidity. These taste characteristics are dependent not only on the coffee’s growing region, but also on genetic subspecies (varietals) and processing. Varietals are generally known by the region in which they are grown, such as Colombian, Java and Kona.

In the year 2000 in the US, coffee consumption was 22.1 gallons (100.468 litres) per capita.More than 150 million Americans (18 and older) drink coffee on a daily basis, with 65 percent of coffee drinkers consuming their hot beverage in the morning. In 2008, it was the number-one hot beverage of choice among convenience store customers, generating about 78 percent of sales within the hot dispensed beverages category.

Benefits of Ganoderma Coffee

Ganoderma, or Red Reishi, Coffee might help to improve your health. Its biggest medical benefit is the way it strengthens your immune system. It can be considered a preventative medicine instead of a treatment for a certain disease.  Switching from your regular caffeinated coffee to Ganoderma makes sense due to its ability to improve the function of the immune system. It is said to help the body adapt to many types of body stresses such  as trauma, sleep deprivation, temperature, exposure to toxins, psychological stress, infection, or  radiation. It helps the organisms in the body return to a normal, balanced state after illness.  Red Reishi or Ganoderma coffee, acts as regulator that fine-tunes our immune systems. Its main purpose is to detect pathogens such as bacteria and other viruses that attack the body.  A compromised immune system can develop viruses, parasites, bacteria and fungi that cause disease.  Repeated use of common antibiotics, anti-viral agents, and anti-fungal medications can cause microbes  to develop a resistance to the medications. Consuming red Reishi can eliminate these problems and is  gaining popularity among many as an adjunct to combating the disagreeable side effects of radiation and  chemotherapy associated with cancer treatment.  Red Reishi has exceptional anti-stress qualities that can help improve memory, reduce tension and  sharpen your concentration. It is particularly helpful in the treatment of degenerative diseases, such as
Alzheimers and dementia that affects the elderly.  Ganoderma or Reishi has been around for many centuries. Originally consumed by emperors and royalty   as the a miracle herb, many westerners have overlooked it until recently.  Some of the many health benefits of Ganoderma are its antioxidant effects on the body, the positive effects on circulatory system and respiratory tract. It has been shown to lower high blood pressure, balance cholesterol levels and reduce the symptoms of bronchitis, asthma and other lung problems.  Scientists have studied Ganoderma use as a treatment for cancer, insomnia, arthritis, and many other diseases.  Used for years in Japan and China as a licensed medical treatment, Reishi is often used for its calming and sedative effects. Research among United States, UK, China and Japan prove the unparalleled benefits of this miracle mushroom when used in healing and holist health.  So what exactly is Ganoderma? Ganoderma Lucidum is the scientific name for a species of red mushroom cultivated and grown wild in Asia for thousands of years. The reishi mushroom has been expensive and hard to find in large quantities until recently. The Reishi mushroom only grows on one specific tree in Asia. Scientist are now cultivating the mushroom indoors. This mushroom has more than 200 active elements known to improve health.

Some other benefits of using or drinking Ganoderma coffee are:
1. Balances blood sugar levels and pancreatic functions.
2. Protects against skin cell degeneration, improving skins texture and reducing appearance of aging
3. Eliminates toxins accumulated in the body
4. Increases metabolism
5. Reduces fatigue
6. Contains anti-oxidants that inhibit damaging free radicals
7. Helps unclog arteries and supports liver function
8. Boosts energy
9. Improves the digestive system
10. Relieves sinus congestion and other respiratory problems
11. Rejuvenates body tissues and cells
12. Boost all body functions
13. Beautifies the skin by improving vitality
14. Effectively aids in the healing of skin wounds, scrapes, psoriasis, mouth ulcers, external          bleeding, bug bits and stings.

A Cup of Healthy Coffee

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Ganoderma coffee as a daily health drink has gradually been recognized and accepted by people all over the world.

Seen from its name, Ganoderma Coffee is a food that combines coffee with ganoderma lucidum — a kind of edible fungus, said to be more nutritious than Ginseng. Known as the “Miraculous King of Herbs”, ganoderma lucidum is listed as a Superior Herb in Sheng Nong’s Pharmacopeia, an ancient Chinese Herbal Masterpiece.-

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