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Coffee has been one of the most highly demanded commodities in the world for centuries. It is produced in over 70 countries worldwide and is a primary export for several Latin American nations including Brazil, Guatemala, and Colombia. Vanderbilt is home to the Institute for Coffee Studies, which explores the multiple aspects of this important export, from the farmers’ cultivation of the beans to the complexities of trade to the rise in fair trade marketing. Visit for more information.

Lesson Plans

CLAS Lending Library Resources

Map Coffee Migration Map
PDF Coffee Timeline

CLAS Workshop Presentations

PPT Coffee Presentation