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What is Coffee, & Where Does it Come From?

Written by Lisette Gavina Lopez.

Coffee is a beverage that most of us drink in the morning to help jump-start the day. But coffee is so much more than a just beverage.

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil, and it provides for millions of people around the globe who plant, grow, harvest, process, store, export, import, transport, roast, pack, wholesale, retail and brew nature’s gift for our enjoyment. But what is coffee and where does coffee come from?

Coffee is an agricultural product.

The actual coffee beans are the seeds of a cherry from a bush hat grows between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Most of the world's coffee is from Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia, but it grows in over 30 countries across the globe.

The Secret to a Great Cup of Coffee

Written by Lisette Gavina Lopez.

Knowing how to make a great cup of coffee is one of life’s necessities, and the coffee experts at Project Life are ready to help. Brewing that perfect cup of coffee is a science, and achieving it involves the control of 6 key variables:

Fresh, high-quality coffee

Choose fresh 100 percent Arabica beans from a Coffee Roaster that is committed to quality. The package should be sealed airtight by vacuum or nitrogen flush to ensure freshness. Coffee should always smell fresh when you open the package and it should be used within one week of opening. Oxygen is the number one enemy of coffee, so always store coffee it in an airtight container in the freezer to minimize exposure to air.