Nicaragua Coffee History

Written by Randy Wilson


In Nicaragua coffee cultivation began early but it did not dominaterepparttar economy as in Guatemala and El Salvador. Coffee cultivation began inrepparttar 145311 lands inrepparttar 145312 southern uplands in earnest inrepparttar 145313 1860ís whererepparttar 145314 transition from other commercial agricultural endeavors was smooth. Butrepparttar 145315 prime coffee growing lands in Nicaragua turned out to be inrepparttar 145316 north central highlands, where Indians owned most ofrepparttar 145317 land, and a familiar course of action that was taking place in other growing areas ofrepparttar 145318 world was about to ensue.

That wasrepparttar 145319 systematic elimination of native populations that stood betweenrepparttar 145320 coffee barons and huge profits from coffee experts. These coffee wars were often very bloody and lasted for years. Those that werenít killed were enslaved to workrepparttar 145321 plantations on what was once their own land. In 1881 several thousand Indians revolted and attackedrepparttar 145322 government headquarters in Matagalpa and demanded an end torepparttar 145323 forced labor.

The Nicaragua Army suppressedrepparttar 145324 revolt killing over a thousand natives. Nevertheless,repparttar 145325 resistance remained strong for many years and coffee growing in Nicaragua was dangerous business. Many top growers and government officials were assassinated by resistance fighters.

Crockpot Cooking - Advantages and Disadvantages

Written by Tony Buel


In my 'un-biased' opinion,repparttar crockpot / slow cooker is one ofrepparttar 145310 most convenient and easy to use appliances in my kitchen. The time savings features ofrepparttar 145311 slow cooker andrepparttar 145312 delicious dinners that have resulted more than offset any minor drawbacks.

Before I list my top reasons whyrepparttar 145313 crockpot isrepparttar 145314 most useful appliance in any kitchen, I will list a few ofrepparttar 145315 areas where it does not perform as well.

- Large cuts of meat such as boneless prime rib or leg of lamb are still best when oven roasted.

- Except for stews and chowders,repparttar 145316 slow cooker does not cook fish very well.

- The slow cooker collects a lot ofrepparttar 145317 juices sincerepparttar 145318 steam does not escape during cooking and these juices can become diluted and watery, which can affectrepparttar 145319 flavoring ofrepparttar 145320 food.

- If not careful, a slow cooker can overcook food -especially some of repparttar 145321 more tender meats and poultry.

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