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I) Background Information
A) Ideal climate and soil
B) European influence
II) Economic Benefits
A) Primary exported good
B) International trade
C) Governmental encouragement of coffee production
III) Environmental Degradation
B) River Pollution
IV) A Happy Medium?
A) Environmental law
B) Sustainable coffee production
C) International Help
V) Example for the rest of the world
Coffee and Environment. TED Case Studies. Accessed World Wide Web March 23, 2004. http://www.american.edu/projects/mandala/TED/coffee.htm
Evans, Sterling (1999). The Green Republic. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Gudmundson, Lowell 1986). Costa Rica Before Coffee. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.
Hall, Charles (2000). Quantifying sustainable development : the future of tropical economies. San Diego: Academic Press.
Paige, Jeffery (1997). Coffee and Power. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Skutch, Alexander ( 1971). A Naturalist in Costa Rica. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.
Steinberg, Paul (2001). Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries. Camridge: The MIT Press.
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