It was the best of crops, it was the worst of crops, it was a system of equality, and it was a system of inequality. There was a crop heavily exported from the mountains of Costa Rica, there was a crop heavily exported from the valleys of Costa Rica. In both places this was and continues to be the expected order of things. It is accepted that for agriculturalists, coffee would be a crop of opportunity and pineapple a crop of last resort.
November 23, 2015