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TBT: An old Costa Rican coffee plantation
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: An old Costa Rican coffee plantation

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

This early 1900s photo shows a coffee plantation in Costa Rica. The photo was published as part of a 1914 five-volume encyclopedia called "The New Student's Reference…

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

Coffee expo showcases ‘vandola,’ the Costa Rican coffee pour-over brewer
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Business
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Coffee expo showcases ‘vandola,’ the Costa Rican coffee pour-over brewer

Jacob Spetzler - May 11, 2019

ALAJUELA — Over the course of three days, the south side of the City Mall is turning visitors’ attentions to chocolate and coffee. [caption id="attachment_125645" align="alignleft" width="400"]…

Off the Costa Rica Path: Java Coffee in Playas Del Coco
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the Costa Rica Path: Java Coffee in Playas Del Coco

William Ayre - April 12, 2019

I’ve never been a breakfast guy. I’ve always preferred to use those calories to enjoy a bigger lunch. Lunch has always excited me more. That, or I’m…

Starbucks investigating climate-change resistant coffee in Costa Rica
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Coffee
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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…

This week in the Peace Corps: A grassroots look inside your morning cup of joe
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: A grassroots look inside your morning cup of joe

Brittany S. / Peace Corps Costa Rica - November 12, 2018

What time of the year is it? It’s coffee picking season. Coffee all over Costa Rica is in full swing. In my beautiful high-altitude mountainous community along…

Costa Rica Coffee Farm Café Viñas: How Geography Affects Coffee
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Pic of the Day
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Costa Rica Coffee Farm Café Viñas: How Geography Affects Coffee

Alissa Grosskopf - November 2, 2018

The Costa Rica coffee farm Café Viñas lies up on a hill near Turrialba Volcano and its coffee grows in volcanic soil. According to farmer Gustavo Vargas Cordoba,…

Costa Rica Coffee and A Tour Of Café Viñas
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Coffee
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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…

Starbucks shareholders take virtual reality tour of Costa Rican farm
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Business
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Starbucks shareholders take virtual reality tour of Costa Rican farm

AFP and The Tico Times - March 23, 2017

Starbucks partners and shareholders, including Lisa Haeg of Puyallup, Washington, took part in a virtual reality tour of the Starbucks Costa Rica coffee farm, Hacienda Alsacia, before…

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