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The Topo Chico story: From 15th-century myth to a worldwide phenomenon

From family gatherings to the mornings after parties, Topo Chico sparkling water is an ever-present Mexican icon with a fascinating history.

The History of Lizano Sauce: A Century of Tradition in Costa Rican Kitchens
Lizano sauce has been an essential ingredient in Costa Rican kitchens for nearly a century. But where did it come from? I recently had the opportunity to sit down with my grandfather, who was friends with the sauce's creators, to learn more about its fascinating history.
Why the rise of Residente is important to Latinos
The Puerto Rican rapper has sought to empower Latinos by combining his musical talent with his strong sense of social injustice.
Guillermo del Toro: The Hollywood director who has inspired Latinos worldwide
In his long and glittering career, the award-winning titan of cinema has deservedly received praise both on and off the screen.
Why we need more Latinos in the coffee industry
Latino visibility in coffee’s decision-making roles is still low. But a handful of Latino-owned coffee companies are shifting the power dynamics.
The top Latino food brands you need to know about 
You’ve heard of Coca-Cola, but have you ever tried Jarritos?
Business success & gender impact in Latin America: Crepes & Waffles
When I tell foreigners that I'm going to take them to the most Colombian restaurant in the country, they're usually surprised to discover it's Crepes & Waffles. When the restaurant opened in 1980, no one thought it'd become the country's most popular food chain; or that we'd take as much pride in it as we do in our national soccer team.
Mildred Muñoz: The woman transforming organic coffee production
"Finca Santa María has helped everyone see that women can have multiple roles in our community; we can be successful land owners, entrepreneurs, workers, mothers – that is clear in what we do here," Mildred Muñoz says with pride.
Tajín: A sensory addiction
Mama Necha’s recipe was simple. First, she dehydrated chile peppers (a combination of chiles de árbol, guajillo and pasilla). Then she smashed them and added sea salt and lime, turning it into a powder.
Fátima Ismael Espinoza: "The future of coffee is female"
When asked how she started in the coffee industry, Fátima Ismael Espinoza points to literacy. As a teenager, she got the opportunity to teach basic literacy skills to communities in rural areas and soon realized that many people in those regions needed help. So she told her parents she wanted to go to an agricultural school.
Cholula: The billion-dollar Mexican hot sauce with a cult following
From viral TikTok videos and designer cocktails to desserts and even Beyonce's handbag, Cholula Hot Sauce can be found everywhere. Despite only breaking into the US market 30 years ago, it's the third-most popular hot sauce in the country where it sells more bottles than anywhere else in the world.
Why Olga Cuéllar Gomez is writing her own definition of sustainable coffee
Olga Cuéllar Gomez dreams of a better world – one in which agricultural communities are treated more fairly and the hard work of producers is truly recognized by all those along the supply chain.
Step aside KFC, Pollo Campero is the best fried chicken in town
Today, there are more than 400 Pollo Campero stores worldwide, with franchises in North America, Africa, and Europe. That makes Pollo Campero the world’s largest Latin American chicken chain. And it's growing: the company recently announced a $190 million investment and plans to expand to 250 restaurants in the US alone over the next four years.