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A very short history of coffee in Mexico (and where to get the good stuff)

“This is where coffee cultivation started in Mexico, in 1785” said Ricardo as he hands me a cup of espresso. I taste it and sigh. It’s the first real shot of strong, tasty coffee that I’ve had this trip. Good coffee in Mexico is hard to find. For starters, when you ask for a cappuccino, […]

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Tune in: Somos the Same with Shana la Reina

Occasionally we’ll blog about something that doesn’t have to do with food. Things like this fit into the “in between meals” category. They don’t happen often and mostly have to do with Lucha Libre or mariachis. But this is a non-eating event that’s entirely worth blogging about: every Thursday in Xalapa, Veracruz at 9 p.m. […]

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24 hours in Veracruz

The city of Veracruz is the kind of raggedy place that makes you want to find an old man in a white linen suit, his bartender, and a veteran jarana player at a bar so that they can invite you in for a shot of rum and tell you about the port’s glory days. For […]

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