Capulí potters commonly represented individuals chewing coca leaves.

This was consumed in the same way as it is in the Andes today, by chewing a fistful of dry leaves until a ball is formed that is pressed into one cheek, producing a lump.

The fact that many “coqueros” appear seated on a stool, a sign of high social rank, as well as the discovery of “coquero” masks on the faces of the deceased, suggests that this stimulant accompanied notable people beyond death.