The mental picture we have of Juan Valdez both raises and answers some interesting questions about coffee in the southwestern hemisphere. We know how coffee first made its way there (initially thanks to the Dutch, French, and English), but what happened once it arrived?
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Chile recently claimed that 99% of the world's potatoes came from potatoes native to Chile, but Peru doesn't agree, saying that Chile's potatoes are actually derived from Peruvian ones. "Experts say the disputes reflect lingering historical tensions between the Andean neighbors."...