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The Costa Rica Coffee Conundrum: Consumption vs Trade Prices
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The Costa Rica Coffee Conundrum: Consumption vs Trade Prices

Benoît Pelegrin / AFP - November 13, 2019

Despite a steady increase in coffee consumption around the world, trade prices have fallen dramatically in the past three years, hitting producers. At the same time, the…

Walmart now sells Costa Rican coffee under its ‘Great Value’ brand
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Walmart now sells Costa Rican coffee under its ‘Great Value’ brand

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2019

Walmart's presence in Costa Rica is seemingly inescapable. In addition to the 12 Walmart Supercenters it operates in Costa Rica, the multinational retail corporation also owns 210…

Costa Rica celebrates International Coffee Day with free brew in New York City
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Costa Rica celebrates International Coffee Day with free brew in New York City

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 2, 2019

Hundreds of New Yorkers got a taste of Costa Rica during International Coffee Day on Tuesday. As part of Costa Rica's new "Only the Essentials" tourism campaign,…

Café Britt launches ‘Coffee Lovers Experience’ coffee tour
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Café Britt launches ‘Coffee Lovers Experience’ coffee tour

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

Part coffee tour, part comedy show and part classroom, Café Britt's new "Britt Coffee Lovers Experience" brings a world of history to your morning cup of joe.…

Costa Rica Organization Bean Voyage launches fellowship for social change
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Costa Rica Organization Bean Voyage launches fellowship for social change

The Tico Times - May 17, 2019

The non-governmental organization Bean Voyage is currently accepting applications for its new youth fellowship program. The program is meant to "provide young people (ages 20-25) with the…

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…

Costa Rica Coffee and A Tour Of Café Viñas
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Costa Rica Coffee and A Tour Of Café Viñas

Duncan Anderson - October 29, 2018

Cartago — Tucked away in the foothills of the Turrialba Volcano is Café Viñas, an artisanal Costa Rican coffee experience. Sixty-year-old Gustavo Vargas Cordoba produces natural, high-altitude,…

Climate change threatens Costa Rica Coffee Growers
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Climate Change
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Climate change threatens Costa Rica Coffee Growers

AFP - September 12, 2017

Climate change is threatening the Latin American zones most favorable for growing coffee, according to a study out Monday that warns production could drop by nearly 90…

10 restaurants in Nosara you don’t want to miss
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10 restaurants in Nosara you don’t want to miss

The Tico Times - March 6, 2017

NOSARA, Guanacaste — We spent close to six weeks in Nosara, occasionally doing some cooking but usually eating out, and we came away impressed with a number…

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…