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

Zach Dyer - 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…

San José’s newest coffee shop – on wheels
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San José’s newest coffee shop – on wheels

Amanda Zúñiga - January 23, 2016

Mariano Marinoni, 34, has created a unique addition to San José's coffee market. His Bici Barista Café gives "coffee to go" new meaning: it's on wheels. Marinoni…

Morning caffeine fix gets cheaper as rains boost Brazil supplies
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Morning caffeine fix gets cheaper as rains boost Brazil supplies

Marvin G. Perez | Bloomberg - December 30, 2015

NEW YORK – Hedge funds are betting your morning cup of coffee is going to get cheaper, even as prices head for a sixth straight monthly loss. Arabica-coffee…

Grupo Britt opens gourmet coffee store in San José
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Grupo Britt opens gourmet coffee store in San José

L. Arias - October 28, 2015

Look out Starbucks, here comes Britt. Tico corporation Grupo Britt opened its first gourmet coffee store in Costa Rica this week at Mall Multiplaza Escazú, southwest of the capital. The shop,…

Starbucks will have 10 coffee shops in Costa Rica by year’s end
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Starbucks will have 10 coffee shops in Costa Rica by year’s end

L. Arias - October 15, 2015

Coffee giant Starbucks on Thursday will open its eighth location in Costa Rica in a renovated house in Los Yoses, east of San José, and company managers confirmed…

High in the hills, Monte Copey coffee farm strives to grow Costa Rica's best
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High in the hills, Monte Copey coffee farm strives to grow Costa Rica's best

Michael Krumholtz - July 2, 2015

SANTA MARÍA DE DOTA, San José — While my car was stuck atop the steep, rocky path leading up to Microbeneficio Monte Copey in Dota Tarrazú, I…

Costa Rican cupper wins World Coffee Tasting Championship
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Costa Rican cupper wins World Coffee Tasting Championship

Zach Dyer - June 19, 2015

A 29-year-old Costa Rican was named the world’s best coffee taster in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday. Juan Gabriel Cespedes beat out 36 other coffee tasters from around…

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Visiting a coffee farm, tasting the fruits of its labor

Robert Isenberg - June 13, 2015

When was the last time you saw the ground from which your vegetables sprouted, the fields where your beef grazed or the hands that harvested this morning’s cup…

Costa Rica’s best coffee comes from this hillside in Alajuela
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Costa Rica’s best coffee comes from this hillside in Alajuela

Zach Dyer - June 4, 2015

LOURDES DE CIRRÍ, Alajuela – Large burlap sacks of coffee, green and roasted, covered the kitchen floor in Antonio Barrantes’ home in Lourdes de Cirrí, north of…

Juan Valdez inaugurates its first Costa Rica store
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Juan Valdez inaugurates its first Costa Rica store

L. Arias - May 30, 2015

Colombian coffee giant Juan Valdez on Thursday officially inaugurated the first of five coffee shops it plans to open in Costa Rica this year, representing a total investment of $2…

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