Most coffee drinkers will tell you that coffee, especially in uncertain times, is more than a beverage.
A cup of coffee can represent comfort, stability, a respite – a taste of normality, especially in a world that currently feels anything but. It represents much the same to the people who grow coffee.
“I have coffee for breakfast, at noon, at 2 p.m., and at night I have another cup. It’s like one of my daily meals,” said Ana Mendez, laughing. She and her husband farm coffee on several small plots in Costa Rica.
She said she often thinks of the people around the world drinking the coffee they grow.