Profiles in Coffee: South America

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The oldest written account of the presence of coffee in South America comes from a 1730 manuscript written by a Jesuit priest living in what is now Colombia. Early in the 19th century coffee became a commercial crop for Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia, and was grown on large plantations by African slaves. Since the abolition of slavery, the vast majority of coffee grown in South America (outside … [Read more...]