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2021.05.11

Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the major countries in Central America. The capital Guatemala City is the largest city in Central America and has the second largest population after Mexico. The Mayan civilization flourished in Guatemala in ancient times. More than 40% of the population is indigenous and more than twenty Mayan languages are spoken today. The country is home to many volcanoes and a natural environment that includes volcanic ash soil which produces excellent coffee. Many tourists visit Antigua, Guatemala, every year, attracted by the ruins of the Mayan civilization and …

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2021.05.03

Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America with a population of approximately 6.5 million. The country is blessed with a diverse natural environment including volcanoes, lakes, tropical rainforests, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific coast. The main industries are agriculture and ranching, including coffee, cigars, sugar cane, and beef. One can see vast tobacco fields along the roads leading to coffee origins. Nicaragua is also said to be the second poorest country in Latin America after Haiti. It’s the history of the civil …

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2021.03.07

Ethiopia

About Ethiopia Ethiopia is a country located in the center of East Africa. It does not face the sea and its neighboring country Djibouti serves as a port. Ethiopia is said to be the birthplace of coffee and the legend of “Kaldi the Goat Herder” is widely known. Ethiopia is also known as the world’s oldest independent country and is said to be the birthplace of humanity. Also, Ethiopia is said to be the only country in Africa that has never been colonized and the people are very proud of it. Recently, huge capitals flowed into Ethiopia from China and other foreign countries. These funds have been used to continuously…

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2021.02.11

Kenya

Also, Kenya’s coffee production is based on a well-organized auction-based system. Ninety percent of the coffee in Kenya is sold through auctions held every Tuesday at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange. The auction system is very good in that it is said the Cup of Excellence was built on the system as a reference. The Cup of Excellence has never been held in Kenya, probably because there is no need for it. While the quality of the coffee is evaluated fairly, there is no room for producers to negotiate the price. Not only that, producers get the payment several months after the sale is concluded due to the way the system…

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2021.01.21

Bolivia

About Bolivia Bolivia is a country located in the center of the South American continent. It is blessed with the natural environment of both the Andes and the Amazon rainforest and the Salar de Uyuni is a world-famous tourist attraction. The presence of the culture of the indigenous people is strong and you can often see women dressed in traditional costumes on the streets. The international airport in the capital, La Paz is located at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level which is said to be the airport that is located at the highest in altitude in the world.

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