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Study: Forest Bees Help Grow Better Coffee

IT pays to have rain forest around afarm, new research on a Costa Rican coffeeplantation suggests.U.S. scientists monitoring the effectsof bee pollination on Finca...

International Coffee Week Begins in Costa Rica

FOR the 18th consecutive year, CostaRica will host International Coffee Week(Sintercafé), one of the world’s mostimportant meetings of coffee producers,importers, exporters and consumers.Organizers say...

Foreign Workers Reap Benefits of Coffee Harvest

BETWEEN 150,000 and 200,000coffee pickers, most of whom are fromNicaragua and other countries, will participatein the coffee harvest in CostaRica, which is expected to...

Producers Receive Small Share of Coffee Market

COFFEE-producing countriesreceive only a small portion of the worldwidecoffee industry’s total revenues.Coffee is an $80 billion industry worldwide.However, producing countries keeponly $5 billion of...

Intricate Tibetan Sand Mandalas: Spiritual Art Ephemerally Constructed

MANDALAS are intricate replicas of holy mansions, laboriously constructed and destroyed soon after their completion. They can be made of jewels, flowers, dyed rice,...

Bring the Outdoors Inside: Decorate with Plants

In these modern times, as people seem to be separating themselves more and more from their vital connection with nature, it is possible to...

Coffee Prices Drop 20% in Past Month

AFTER six months of rising prices,international coffee prices dropped 20%in the past month following predictionsthere will be no freezing during Brazil’snext harvest.Brazil is the...

Nicaragua’s Coffee Crisis Worsens Extreme Poverty — World Bank Report Released

MANAGUA – Despite years ofdrought, the onset of a coffee crisis and thedevastation of Hurricane Mitch, overallpoverty in Nicaragua fell from 50.3% in1993 to...

1,000 Abuse Cases Reported Each Month

THE Child Welfare Office (PANI) last week reported that 1,000 complaints of child abuse are made to the emergency911 phone service each month. These...

Coffee-Production Degree Brewing

THE Costa Rican Coffee Institute(ICAFE) and the University of Costa Rica(UCR) are teaming up to create a universitycourse on the art of processing coffee.The...

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