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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…

Pic of the Day: Rainbow over a Costa Rican cafetal
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Pic of the Day: Rainbow over a Costa Rican cafetal

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2020

Costa Rica makes some of the world's best coffee. Don't believe us? Just ask the pope. The climate surrounding Costa Rica's Central Valley is perfect for growing Arabica…

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…

TBT: An old Costa Rican coffee plantation
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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…

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

Jacob Spetzler - May 11, 2019

Over the course of three days, the south side of the City Mall is turning visitors’ attentions to chocolate and coffee. The Costa Rica Coffee & Chocolate…

Climate change threatens Costa Rica Coffee Growers
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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…

Chanel’s new anti-aging serum contains Costa Rican green coffee
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Chanel’s new anti-aging serum contains Costa Rican green coffee

L. Arias - February 9, 2017

Cosmetic giant Chanel has developed a new anti-aging product with ingredients including green coffee from Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. The northwestern Pacific region, in the province of Guanacaste,…