You are not kidding. I was trying to remember some years back, something happened to the coffee bean industry. The price of coffee skyrocketed and we had to cut back on our coffee...what a sense of deprivation. I would not do well if I had to go back in time and drink ...ale, was it? It is amazing to me that the coffee bean was not discovered til the year 1000 or so. wow. But coffee is grown in Africa, in Jamaica, in the Middle East obviously. Well. This is a fascinating subject but it itsn't geology. lol...Allison
From: Victor G Healey <email@example.com>
To: Geology2 Mailing List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 11:50 PM
Subject: [Geology2] No wonder Sumatra Coffee is so expensive at Starbucks: Indonesia - Earthquake - 2013.01.22
Need to grow coffee where the earth doesn't shake the beans off the trees!
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One person was killed and seven were injured Tuesday when an earthquake hit the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, according to a government agency. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck 37 kilometers (23 miles) under Aceh province, and a 4.7-magnitude aftershock followed 26 minutes later, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The casualties occurred in an area where several homes were damaged, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency.