THE AMERICAS: Brimming Cup

Coffee is the No. 1 U.S. import. Last year, according to the Department of Commerce, the U.S. bought $1,361,000,000 worth of it, almost all of it from 13 Latin American countries. This was about 12% of all that the U.S. spent for goods from abroad, and it was 40% of all Latin American overseas sales.

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