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The Market

Coffee is one of the most precious commodities on world markets. Over the years it has been second only to oil as a source of exchanged. Coffee growing, processing, trading, transport and marketing provide work for millions of people all over the world. Coffee is a crucial part of the economy and politics of many developing countries; for many of the world’s less-industrialised nations, coffee exports form the lion’s share of their income, reaching some 80%.