In the Caribbeans sugar cane found its ideal location to grow. Doc. 2 states that sugarcane best grows in the latitude range of 37°N to 30°S (Doc. 2). In document 1, we can see the map shows the West Indies covers a range from about 10°N to 30°N (Doc. 1). Furthermore, the temperature range of Jamaica and Barbados in the Caribbeans fit the cane’s temperature, soil, and the rainfall only being a couple short of the ideal amount. With these conditions, sugar cane flourished. With the oversupplied amount of sugar, the Europeans demanded more. With the surplus amounts of sugar, many more people experienced it. According to Benjamin Moseley, the increased demand, and consumption of sugar exceeds anything else. Once it touches the nerves of taste no person can resist the desire of sugar (Doc. 3). His book A Treatise on Sugar With Miscellaneous Medical Observations was all about sugar, and him being a doctor had some bias towards sugar. However sugar, was made into refined sugar, molasses, and rum and was a accessory to coffee,chocolate, and tea (Doc. 4). The link between different crop and trade fueled the growth of the trade.
Europe’s population rose a strikingly large amount due to the increase of accessible food supply. Along with the surge of population, sugar became more popular every decade. Doc. 5 shows the stats of sugar imports of England (1,000s cwt.). From 280.7 in 1700 to 1,379.2 in 1770 (Doc. 5)