In Colombia, there is an export grown that is prized the world over for its quality and energizing properties. That crop is, of course, coffee.
All photos by Laine Doss A Colombian coffee farmer transports his product into town by mule.
Coffee has been thought to have been grown in the mountainous South American country since the early 1700s, when Jesuits brought coffee seeds with them. The first recorded commercial production of the beans was in 1836. Since then, coffee has grown to be a major source of income for the country, with about $900 million worth exported to the United States in 2013, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.More »