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Their Coffee Is World-Renowned. Now More Guatemalans Are Actually Drinking It

  On the rise of independent coffee shops in Guatemala… The El Injerto coffee shop, with its silver stools, brick-and-chalkboard walls and The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” playing softly in the background, resembles many cafes in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. But it is in Guatemala City, where paying $5 for a cup of coffee […]

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Rust Devastates Guatemala’s Prime Coffee Crop and Its Farmers

The fungus has spread through Central America at an alarming rate, causing crop losses of more than a billion dollars. And it is leaving hundreds of thousands unemployed in its wake. In El Salvador, nearly three quarters of all coffee trees are infected with the fungus; in Costa Rica more than 60 percent are infected. […]

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Biofuel Demand Grows, and so do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs

Recent laws in the United States and Europe that mandate the increasing use of biofuel in cars have had far-flung ripple effects, economists say, as land once devoted to growing food for humans is now sometimes more profitably used for churning out vehicle fuel. To read more on The New York Times click here

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