A team of experts in Switzerland has spent months smelling and tasting coffee harvested from the volcanic soil of Central America, trying to find farmers who can produce beans that will retain their flavor and complexity after they are ground up and packaged into Nespresso pods.

Vice President Kamala Harris told Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday that she had serious worries about the treatment of Haitian migrants by Border Patrol agents.

Vice President Harris’s “root causes” initiative for stemming Northern Triangle migration to the United States is facing serious headwinds before it takes off as governments in Mexico and Guatemala split with the Biden administration on key policy issues.

Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that efforts to address root causes of migration from three Central American countries won’t produce immediate results as she unveiled a broad strategy that expands on principles the Biden administration previously outlined.

The ruling raised the stakes for Democrats, who are looking to include immigration reform in a massive budget reconciliation package.

The vice president also defended her earlier criticized trip to Guatemala and Mexico.

“My trip to Guatemala and Mexico was about addressing the root causes,” Harris said during final remarks on her trip. “The stories that I heard and the interactions that we had today reinforce the nature of those root causes.”

Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to the southern border on Friday, the administration confirmed Wednesday, following months of Republicans’ criticism over the Biden administration’s handling of a large increase in families and unaccompanied minors arriving from Central America.

Kamala Harris wants big US companies to invest in Central America.

President Biden announced a significant expansion of an immigration program that allows migrant children to be legally admitted to the U.S. as part of the administration’s larger agenda to increase the number of “legal pathways” into America.