National Geographic : 1944 Nov
Coffee Is King in El Salvador ) National ueograpnie society Kodachrome by Luls Marden Aromatic Highland Coffee Is Literally El Salvador's "Grain of Gold" Salvadorans call the bean by this name because it has brought prosperity to their little nation. Coffee accounts for 90 percent-about $14,000,000 annually-of the Republic's exports. Here a picker near Santa Tecla selects ripe red berries, called "cherries" in Spanish. Green ones will ripen and be picked in a few days.