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Growing and Roasting Coffee at Home

HOME GARDEN: How to grow your very own pesticide free, super-healthy coffee.

Aussie Cafe offers Panamanian Coffee at $140 a Cup

Melbourne has long been famed for its coffee culture, with Italian and Greek migrants infusing the city with all things bean and cup since...

What are Espresso Blends?

An espresso blend is a mixture of coffee beans that are roasted and ground specifically for use in making espresso. Espresso is a type...

Was 2022 a Bad Year? Try a little Costa Rican Magic for a Lucky 2023

An old Tico belief holds that whatever you’re doing when the clock strikes 12 on Dec. 31 will characterize your year to come.

Old Costa Rica Christmas Traditions like Nativity Scenes, Rosaries Still Alive

The nativity scene remains an unique and integral part of a Costa Rican Christmas.

Nespresso Enters the Compostable Coffee Capsule Market

Nespresso will launch compostable coffee capsules next year to respond to competitors trying to penetrate the lucrative home coffee machine market with increasingly eco-friendly...
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The History and Meaning Behind Costa Rica’s Lantern Parade

Every September 14th, on the eve of Independence Day, most towns and cities of Costa Rica celebrate the traditional lantern parade. Driven by educational...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common House Gecko

They’re behind your clock. They’re in your curtains. They’re laying eggs in your knickknacks. They’re your constant housemates, so we might as well learn...

Empanadas in Costa Rica are as Easy as 1,2,3,4

All over Latin America, empanadas (turnovers) are eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. They vary in taste according to the ingredients used...

Costa Rica Independence Day meal with a side of history

TASTE OF THE TROPICS: How to make Chorreadas with Palmito Cheese and Guacamango