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1 Andrew Fellows Sam Klebanoff Eleanor Runde Andrew Gong

2 Production and Export Production was controlled by a Brazilian entrepreneurial class at this time However, the Brazilian government built and controlled the railroads that brought the coffee to the ports The British helped by investing in the railroad systems, but everything was still primarily controlled by domestic interests

3 The Peaks In the Brazilian Coffee Production First coffee Plantation in Brazil started in 1727 when seeds were brought into the counrtry. In the Early 1830s Brazil was the worlds largest producer with 600,000 bags a year. Nearly 25% of the worlds production. For most years was the leading producer during the 19 th and 20 th centuries. During WW2, markets for coffee greatly diminished

4 1840s huge expansion in transportation causes coffee prices to drop In the 1890s, after Brazil abolished slavery there was a lack of man power and transportation caused coffee to peak. But an increase in immigration made up for the manpower and in 1903 Brazil produced ninety percent of the worlds coffee. In 1907 Brazil produced 97% of the worlds coffee

5 Economy Brazilian coffee production hit a period of immense growth in the later part of the 19 th century, when the consumption turned from mostly domestic to more international In 1891, coffee accounts for 63% of the countrys exports To this day, Brazil produces a third of the worlds coffee ( the largest amount of any country by an enormous margin)

6 Destinations Brazil, since the start of its coffee trade, has been the number one provider of coffee in the entire world Originally, they exported back to Europe, specifically Spain, Portugal, and England, but as the trade grew they extended to the US and other parts of the world.

7 Coffee Production 1870-1888: slave labor Wage labor from 1888 to now Many immigrants came to Brazil (Italians, Germans, Poles, Japanese) Immigrants often worked on coffee plantations Coffee produced on large plantations Mainly in Sao Paulo State At first, coffee productions had two obstacles: transportation and labor shortages Railroads were soon built and switching to wage labor made production far more efficient and labor was easy to come by

8 Three main points Coffee has completely dominated the Brazilian economy since the early 19 th century Brazilian coffee production was originally fueled by slave labor, but after the abolition of slavery it turned to immigrants Brazilian coffee plantations were owned by Brazilians, but their success relied heavily on foreign consumers and investors

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