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Coffee expo showcases ‘vandola,’ the Costa Rican coffee pour-over brewer
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Coffee expo showcases ‘vandola,’ the Costa Rican coffee pour-over brewer

Jacob Spetzler - May 11, 2019

Over the course of three days, the south side of the City Mall is turning visitors’ attentions to chocolate and coffee. The Costa Rica Coffee & Chocolate…

Starbucks investigating climate-change resistant coffee in Costa Rica
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Starbucks investigating climate-change resistant coffee in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - March 9, 2019

The United States-based company Starbucks signed an agreement Friday in Costa Rica to support the research of variants of coffee resistant to diseases and adaptable to climate…

Starbucks shareholders take virtual reality tour of Costa Rican farm
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Starbucks shareholders take virtual reality tour of Costa Rican farm

AFP and The Tico Times - March 23, 2017

Starbucks partners and shareholders, including Lisa Haeg of Puyallup, Washington, took part in a virtual reality tour of the Starbucks Costa Rica coffee farm, Hacienda Alsacia, before…

Starbucks introduces exclusive coffee from its Costa Rica farm
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Starbucks introduces exclusive coffee from its Costa Rica farm

L. Arias - January 26, 2017

In San José this week, Starbucks officially presented its Hacienda Alsacia coffee, a new variety of Arabica named after the farm that the company owns in Costa Rica.…

Hurricane Otto caused $15 million in losses for Costa Rican coffee sector
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Hurricane Otto caused $15 million in losses for Costa Rican coffee sector

L. Arias - December 13, 2016

Hurricane Otto caused severe losses to coffee producers to the tune of  ₡8.37 billion (approximately $15 million), according to estimates from the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE). ICAFE’s…

Costa Rica’s Cup of Excellence has record-breaking auction 
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Costa Rica’s Cup of Excellence has record-breaking auction 

The Tico Times - June 21, 2016

Francisco Mena is a very happy man. On Tuesday, Mena’s top scoring coffee in the 2016 Cup of Excellence competition set a new record at auction: $59…

VIDEO: Costa Rica Coffee Cupping: This is How Its Done
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VIDEO: Costa Rica Coffee Cupping: This is How Its Done

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - May 26, 2016

Ever wondered how the experts know good café when they taste it? When judges traveled to Costa Rica from all over the world to award the Cup of…

The Best Coffee in Costa Rica: Naranjo Wins Again
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The Best Coffee in Costa Rica: Naranjo Wins Again

The Tico Times - May 23, 2016

A tiny town in Naranjo, Alajuela, is once again home to the best coffee in Costa Rica. On Friday evening, judges named Francisco Mena of Monte Llano…

A Cup of Costa Rica Coffee with Joe Biden
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A Cup of Costa Rica Coffee with Joe Biden

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz - February 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet in Washington Wednesday with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to work on the Alliance for Prosperity that supports…

Costa Rica coffee cashing in despite drop in exports
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Costa Rica coffee cashing in despite drop in exports

The Tico Times - February 3, 2016

Observers of the Costa Rican coffee market got a jolt this week when the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE) released figures amounting to a 20 percent drop in…