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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

The Tico Times - 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 Rica Coffee Cupper wins World Coffee Tasting Championship
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Costa Rica Coffee Cupper wins World Coffee Tasting Championship

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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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Postcards from Naranjo: Where Costa Rica’s best coffee grows

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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 Rica coffee among the most recognized by US coffee drinkers
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Costa Rica 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…