Hauling Coffee, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Coffee raising is the chief industry of Brazil. And the state of Sao Paulo (são pou´ l) is in the center of the coffee lands. Find the cities of Sao Paulo and Santos on the map of Brazil. In this view you see the coffee sacks loaded on carts ready to go to market. The coffee beans or berries are picked from the coffee bushes. They are then carried or carted to a machine that crushes the pulp from about the seed. The pulp is next washed away, and the seeds are placed in the sun to dry. It takes weeks to dry them properly. Then the two thin hulls that wrap each bean are threshed off. The next step is to blow the hulls from the beans. After this the beans are put in sacks, each of which holds 132 pounds of coffee. It is these bags that you see on the carts. How do the wagons differ from those you have seen used on farms? Why are not horses' used? Why are so many animals hitched to each small load? In the background you can see the pile of dried coffee and a pile of hulls. The workmen are busy sacking the coffee. Notice the kind of country that lies to the right. Of what is the barn built? The coffee of this section is taken to a railway and sent to the city of Sao Paulo. From there it goes to Santos to be put on vessels. Santos is the greatest coffee port in the world. Brazil grows three-fourths of the world's coffee, and most of this goes through Santos. Trace a cargo of coffee from Santos to Rotterdam, Holland. To what country does Brazil export the most coffee? How long should coffee be boiled or percolated? Why does coffee that has been boiled too long have a bitter taste? Keystone ID: 20816 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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