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- Coffee from different geographic regions gets mixed together - Coffee pulp attracts many flies - Mohaka – setting of book, south/southwest of main city - Lake Atitlan – lake is volcanic crater, extinct volcanoes… 30 percent work with coffee, locals often own coffee, bring in paid workers - Coffee looks like overgrown poison ivy, silvery leaves - Some trees planted for shade coffee, firewood and avocado also produced - Coffee harvested carried manually into town - It takes about 20 tons for fertilizer - Coffee ripens at different times due to different altitudes - Fried must be handpicked because machines can’t distinguish between red and green cherries, don’t want to waste anything, - Take whatever price offered by coyote; people on cooperative know what they’ll be paid - Coffee washed, cleaned and dried - Due to humidity, coffee may take a day to a week to dry - Cooperatives try to get people to use patios for spreading coffee to preserve taste
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Unformatted text preview: of coffee – tarps also used, though less effectively-People who control mills also control banks and loans, so not willing to loan equipment – farmers can’t get resources together for better supplies-Gross price significantly below price paid by customers-More coffee labeled as Antigua coffee than physically possible-People give up and become tired of struggling to harvest coffee-El Paso – drug cartels and many companies outsourcing work to bordering area-If you don’t have money for visas, you’re stuck trying to cross illegally-Varied backgrounds for immigrants, legally and illegally-Now that Mexico has sent many people here, many migrants from South and Central America are going to Mexico to work with the coffee-People are going because they are desperate-More long term permanent residents due to increase in security-...
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