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Talking coffee

from: http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/

 

Coffee has a rich heritage in the Philippines. The first coffee tree was introduced in Lipa, Batangas in the 1740s by Spanish Franciscan monks, and so enthusiastically did farmers take up the challenge that the province soon came to be known as the coffee capital of the Philippines. A century or so later, coffee was being exported from Batangas to San Francisco in the United States via the Suez Canal.

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