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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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Postcards from Naranjo: Where Costa Rica’s best coffee grows

David Boddiger - May 30, 2015

NARANJO, Alajuela – Between the arts-and-crafts capital of Sarchí and the reveling festivities in Palmares lies the oft-overlooked town of Naranjo. Bundled into the high hills of the Central Valley northwest…

Starbucks shares decade of research with Costa Rica coffee institute
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Starbucks shares decade of research with Costa Rica coffee institute

Zach Dyer - April 16, 2015

Starbucks is better known for serving coffee than growing it, but one day your latte might be made with coffee developed by the Seattle-based company here in…

Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices
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Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices

Zach Dyer - March 31, 2015

After years of low prices and falling production from the roya fungus, Costa Rica’s coffee exports are garnering better prices, according to a report from the Foreign…

Costa Rican coffee among the most recognized by US coffee drinkers
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Costa Rican coffee among the most recognized by US coffee drinkers

L. Arias - February 18, 2015

Costa Rica is the third most recognized coffee-producing country for consumers in the United States, behind Colombia and Brazil, according to a survey by the National Coffee Association (NCA),…

New Anacafé chief: Guatemalan state must do more to finance battle against coffee rust
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New Anacafé chief: Guatemalan state must do more to finance battle against coffee rust

Larry Luxner - January 10, 2015

See also: 5 things you might not know about the science of coffee WASHINGTON, D. C. – A fungus that attacks the leaves of coffee trees threatens…

Costa Rica’s franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 2014
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Costa Rica’s franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 2014

L. Arias - December 18, 2014

Despite reports of slow growth in Costa Rica’s business sector, those operating under the franchising regime grew by 12.7 percent in 2014, according to the National Franchise…

Farmers generate clean-burning fuel from coffee waste in Nicaragua
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Farmers generate clean-burning fuel from coffee waste in Nicaragua

Zach Dyer - November 30, 2014

Read the first story in this two-part series on how farmers are reducing the environmental impact of their coffee in Nicaragua here. YALI, Nicaragua — Fatima Blandon knew…

Nicaraguan coffee farmers seek creative solutions to drought, climate change
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Nicaraguan coffee farmers seek creative solutions to drought, climate change

Zach Dyer - November 26, 2014

MATAGALPA, Nicaragua – Coffee drinkers in the United States reach for a warm cup of joe when the crisp autumn wind blows in November, but meanwhile, farmers in Nicaragua…

Climate change is making coffee a risky bet for Central America
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Climate change is making coffee a risky bet for Central America

Zach Dyer - November 14, 2014

Growing coffee — a reliable staple in Central America — has become increasingly risky in recent years as climate change has caused evermore extreme weather. But farmers who take…

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