This article analyzes the effects of human coffee consumption on three different levels: globally, nationally in the United States, and locally on Bryant University’s campus. This article follows the process of coffee production from the first planting of the bean, to the coffee being poured into the consumer’s cup. The paper dives deep into an analysis of how Bryant University students consume coffee and view global coffee consumption. Not only does this paper explore how Bryant University students view the presence of coffee in their daily life, but it also finds out through a qualitative and quantitative survey if students are aware of how coffee planting, harvesting, packaging, distribution, and consumption is hurting the environment. While exploring the alternative, believing that climate change is hurting the production of coffee, it was found that students are worried about the future of coffee being in danger without understanding why this problem could be occurring.
Tsamparlis, Olivia and Tarantino, Gina
"A Storm’s a Brewin’,"
Bryant University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies: Vol. 1:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.bryant.edu/isbhs/vol1/iss1/7