Guatemalan coffee growers, devastated by a fungus known as roya that rots the leaves of coffee plants, must “learn to live” with the killer disease. That’s the sad conclusion of Julio Ligorría, Guatemala’s ambassador to the United States, speaking Wednesday to The Tico Times.
Pop superstar Alanis Morissette teamed up with Costa Rican percussionist and Latin Grammy winner Carlos ‘Tapado" Vargas to release over the weekend the song “The Morning,” along with an accompanying video recorded for the upcoming documentary “A Small Section of the World,” scheduled to premiere at DOC NYC Festival on Nov. 14 before its release in theaters in December.
A plan developed jointly by four government agencies along with the Inter-American Development Bank will implement a series of measures for 36 months to grow coffee more efficiently and with less impact on the atmosphere. The measures also could help bring more profits.