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International Coffee Day and Costa Rica
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International Coffee Day and Costa Rica

Steven Hodel - September 28, 2020

Every day should be a celebration, and if you’re actively looking for reasons, it isn’t hard to find one quirky way or another to make each day…

Costa Rica Coffee Culture at a Crossroads
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Costa Rica Coffee Culture at a Crossroads

Steve Hodel - September 27, 2020

The traditional cafe society in Costa Rica has reached a cultural crossroads. Older generations of coffee drinking traditionalists are crossing paths with a newer wave of coffee…

Costa Rica Coffee Pickers: A Day in the Life
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Costa Rica Coffee Pickers: A Day in the Life

STEVEN HODEL - September 21, 2020

The Tarrazu region in Costa Rica is famed for producing rich cups of coffee full of chocolate, orange, and dried fruit undertones. Costa Rican coffee from the…

Costa Rica Coffee Processing Methods: Washed, Natural, Honey
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Costa Rica Coffee Processing Methods: Washed, Natural, Honey

Steven Hodel - September 14, 2020

As a reader of the Tico Times,  you are probably aware that Costa Rica is a country known for many things. Lush scenery, beautiful natural wonders, amazing…

The History of Coffee in Costa Rica
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The History of Coffee in Costa Rica

STEVEN HODEL - September 7, 2020

Coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world each year; a coffee in the morning or a couple in the afternoon has become a…

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.…

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…