This colorful mid-century pictorial map highlights the coffee-growing nations of Latin America and the major commodities produced in the Americas.
Coffee was the first good in the United States to be released from rationing and in 1950, the country accounted for 73% of Latin American coffee exports. In the following decade, Europe became a bigger source of demand, and exports from Africa increased.
The Pan-American Coffee Bureau was a non-profit organization headquartered in New York that served the governments of Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela. The bureau promoted the consumption of coffee, including coining the term "coffee-break" in 1951 with their "Give Yourself a Coffee-Break—And Get What Coffee Gives to You" advertising campaign. Eleanor Roosevelt's primetime radio program covering current events, "Over Our Coffee Cups," broadcast in 1941-1942, was sponsored by the bureau; one episode even aired the night of December 7th, 1941.
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Utilization of Farm Crops: Price spreads. United States: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950.
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