1871 CE
Coffee exports from Guatemala dramatically increase

When General Justo Rufino Barrios, a prosperous coffee grower, is elected, several reforms that make it easier to grow and export coffee are implemented. This leads to a dramatic increase in coffee exports from Guatemala.

Source: Pendergrast, M. (1999). Uncommon grounds. Basic Books.

Drugs: Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.)
Regions: Central America
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade