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Global Studies Subject Guide (archived): Coffee course

Resources to support Castleton's Global Studies program

Government resources

Resources from the U.S. federal government

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) produces semi-annual reports on coffee production in different countries. Choose coffee as a category and a country and date range.

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service does a biannual report: Coffee: World Markets and Trade. "Includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in coffee."

Countries and ethnic groups

Resources to learn about individual countries

CIA World Factbook

Country Profiles from BBC News

Geography of the World (Subscription resource. Login required for off-campus access.) 

Cassell's Peoples, Nations and Cultures (Subscription resource.  Login required for off-campus access.)

Statesman's Yearbook (comprehensive, updated annually)
REF 310 St29

Latin American countries: For links to selected websites on a country, look at the country websites compiled by LANIC (Latin American Network Information Center)

Two publications

Make an account through Castleton, for full access to the New York Times, including archives

See what's been in the news about Coffee

or these regions

  Americas   Africa   Asia

Environmental aspect

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

REF 363.7003 B435
10 volumes

Click for a list of contents for
Volume 4: Natural resources and sustainability

After you click on the volume title, look for a link to "Contents." The full articles are in the encyclopedia in the library.

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

REF 304.203 En19
5 volumes

Click for a searchable list of contents, with abstracts

After you click the link above, you can browse or search for your topic, then click for the abstract. The full articles are in the encyclopedia in the library.



About coffee

Books on coffee
in the Castleton library

(link goes into online catalog)

Some examples:

Research databases

Or search specific databases for journal, magazine, newspaper articles, and more

To learn about companies and the industry

Some useful websites

Report on coffee industry from the Worldwatch Institute

International Coffee Organization is "the main intergovernmental organization for coffee, bringing together exporting and importing Governments to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation."

International Trade Centre (a UN agency) produces a Coffee Guide, including a section on Niche Markets, Environment and Social Aspects

Fairtrade International is the organization that coordinates fairtrade labelling at an international level. See their page on coffee.

CoffeeTalk is an online coffee industry trade magazine

Tea and Coffee Trade Journal

About other coffee-related periodicals

Subscription source for streaming video

Streaming video of a wide range of documentary, archival and educational films.  (Castleton subscription resource.  Log-in required for off-campus access.)

Click below to access a film on coffee. 

Quick search

Search ebook reference sources in Castleton's Credo Reference collection

Direct links to full-text entries from over 800 published reference books. (Subscription resource.  Log-in required for off-campus access.)

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