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Octopus, Meat or Fruit? Origins of the Pulpería
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Octopus, Meat or Fruit? Origins of the Pulpería

Kate Galante - January 23, 2009

When I first came to live in Costa Rica, I could only do my shopping in a pulpería, a small grocery store in which everything is behind…

Costa Rica Coffee Farm: A 118-Year Family Tradition
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Coffee
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Costa Rica Coffee Farm: A 118-Year Family Tradition

Contributors - November 30, 2007

The fire in the 100-year-old roaster is still burning as Roberto Montero scoops up a cupful of beans from the sack. The grinder roars to life, and…

Nicaragua Coffee Farmers Urged to Focus on Quality
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Coffee
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Nicaragua Coffee Farmers Urged to Focus on Quality

Tim Rogers - September 14, 2007

The keys to Nicaragua’s full recovery from the 2000-2004 global coffee crisis are to focus on quality, not quantity, and to create new product demand by promoting…

Costa Rica Breadfruit at a Glance
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Food
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Costa Rica Breadfruit at a Glance

Ed Bernhardt - July 7, 2006

Breadfruit is called fruta de pan, árbol de pan or pan de pobre in Spanish. The seeded variety is known as breadnut, or castaña or ramón in…

Next Stop: The Costa Rica Railway Museum in Atenas
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Next Stop: The Costa Rica Railway Museum in Atenas

Mitzi Stark - March 19, 2004

THE railroad runs through the middle of the town, but trains rarely pass through. The once-lively station that farmers, merchants and passengers crowded around is quiet now,…