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Not a map but a photo highlighting a bit of biogeography. This is the photo of a coffee tree; the red "cherries" are nearly ripe enough to be picked. Coffee is a very picky plant, growing best at altitude in tropical regions with just the right amount of sunshine and precipitation. Hawaii is the only U.S. state with commercial coffee production, almost all of which is centered on the island of Hawaii. Even on the island of Hawaii, though, coffee is only grown in a few specific regions, the most well known of which is Kona. Kona coffee is grown on the slopes of Mauna Loa and Hualalai, at 700' to 2000' in elevation, in a narrow belt just two miles long.
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