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During 1980s, coffee became Mexico's most valuable export crop. In 1985 coffee growers produced 4.9 million sixty-kilogram bags, and coffee exports earned $882US million at unusually high world price of $0.90US per kilogram. Thereafter output fluctuated between 5.6 million bags and 4.4 million bags.
As international coffee prices rose further, government in 1988 encouraged coffee growers, especially in Chiapas, to increase output and expand area under cultivation. It tried to increase production by offering easy credit to coffee growers and by converting forested land into ejidos for cultivation by poor Mexican coffee growers.
The finest grade of Mexican coffee is "Altura," which means "high-grown." Where coffee is concerned, higher always means better, and high-grown coffees of Mexico are considered very high-quality indeed and among finest grown in Americas.
Mexican coffee drinkers have a unique way of brewing their coffee, many prefer to add a small amount of cinnamon to ground coffee before brewing, this adds a distinct flavor and also reduces acidity.
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