TIME reports: Bolivian Coca Farmers Switch to Coffee Beans

This is from TIME, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky reporting: For millennia, farmers in Bolivia’s breathtaking Yungas Valley terraced their steep mountainsides for coca. They grew just enough of the leaf, which is sacred to the indigenous peoples of South America’s Andes region, to make tea and chew to combat high-altitude exhaustion. That changed in the 20th century,Continue reading “TIME reports: Bolivian Coca Farmers Switch to Coffee Beans”