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Tico musician ‘Tapado’ Vargas debuts song, video co-written with pop superstar Alanis Morissette
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Tico musician ‘Tapado’ Vargas debuts song, video co-written with pop superstar Alanis Morissette

L. Arias - November 11, 2014

Pop icon Alanis Morissette teamed up with Costa Rican percussionist and Latin Grammy winner Carlos ‘Tapado" Vargas to release over the weekend the song “The Morning,” along with an accompanying video…

Genetically modified coffee could be just around the corner
Coffee
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Coffee
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Genetically modified coffee could be just around the corner

Rachel Feltman | The Washington Post - September 7, 2014

A consortium of scientists announced Thursday in Science that they've sequenced the coffee genome for the first time. By determining all of the genes that make up…

Despite drought, Central American coffee harvest is looking up
Business
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Business
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Despite drought, Central American coffee harvest is looking up

Zach Dyer - September 4, 2014

Central American coffee farmers have struggled with a ravenous fungus, drought and low prices for the last several years. However, it looks like the 2014/2015 harvest might start…

Brazil coffee output set for worst slump since 1965
Business
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Business
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Brazil coffee output set for worst slump since 1965

Marvin G. Perez and Morgane Lapeyre | Bloomberg - August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — A prolonged drought in Brazil has already claimed about half of José Francisco Pereira's coffee crop. Next year could be even worse as the…

Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee
Business
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Business
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Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee

Roberto A. Ferdman | The Washington Post - July 15, 2014

North Americans' taste in coffee might be getting more high-end – with a growing fixation on perfectly roasted beans, pricier caffeinated concoctions, and artisan coffee brewers – but it…

Costa Rica expects 7 percent higher yields in next coffee harvest
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Costa Rica expects 7 percent higher yields in next coffee harvest

L. Arias - June 17, 2014

The Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFÉ) on Tuesday said current estimates indicate the 2014-2015 coffee harvest will be better than the previous season, due mostly to the…

Coffee futures rise to 25-month high on global deficit forecast
Business
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Business
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Coffee futures rise to 25-month high on global deficit forecast

Marvin G. Perez | Bloomberg - April 10, 2014

NEW YORK – Coffee futures rose to a 25-month high as concerns mounted that the global market will swing to a deficit after a drought in the…

Coffee’s third wave?
Business
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Business
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Coffee’s third wave?

Will Oremus | Slate - March 26, 2014

NEW YORK – Do you remember when Starbucks was cool? It opened in Seattle in the 1970s as a local specialty roaster, a trendy alternative to the…

‘Black Heart’ in Brazil heat drives coffee turnaround
Business
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Business
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‘Black Heart’ in Brazil heat drives coffee turnaround

Gerson Freitas Jr. and Marvin G. Perez | Bloomberg - February 8, 2014

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – When Fabio Miarelli opened coffee cherries at his 220-acre farm in the Sul de Minas region to examine how the beans inside were…

Starbucks to open fourth store in Costa Rica in March
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Business
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Starbucks to open fourth store in Costa Rica in March

L. Arias - January 29, 2014

Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks will open its first store in eastern San José in March, the company’s fourth in Costa Rica. The new store will be located…

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