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Tobacco History and culture – Vallarta Factory


Etymology The Spanish and Portuguese word tabaco is thought to have originated in Taino, the Arawakan language of the Caribbean. In Taino, it was said to refer either to a roll of tobacco leaves (according to Bartolom√© de las Casas, 1552), or to the tabago, a kind […]

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The origins of coffee – Vallarta Factory


According to a coffee history legend, an Arabian shepherd named Kaldi found his goats dancing joyously around a dark green leafed shrub with bright red cherries in the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.¬† Kaldi soon determined that it was the bright red cherries on the shrub […]

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The legend behind chocolate – Vallarta Factory

God of Chocolate Bean

Ek Chuah is the sixth most commonly depicted deity in the codices, and is portrayed 40 times. He has a thick, pendulous lower lip and is generally painted in black, in the Tro-Cortesian codex, or partially black, in the Dresden codex. His mouth is always surrounded by […]

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