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Starbucks introduces exclusive coffee from its Costa Rica farm
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Starbucks introduces exclusive coffee from its Costa Rica farm

L. Arias - January 26, 2017

In San José this week, Starbucks officially presented its Hacienda Alsacia coffee, a new variety of Arabica named after the farm that the company owns in Costa Rica.…

Hurricane Otto caused $15 million in losses for Costa Rican coffee sector
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Hurricane Otto caused $15 million in losses for Costa Rican coffee sector

L. Arias - December 13, 2016

Hurricane Otto caused severe losses to coffee producers to the tune of  ₡8.37 billion (approximately $15 million), according to estimates from the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE). ICAFE’s…

Costa Rica’s best coffee was grown by a newbie farmer
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Costa Rica’s best coffee was grown by a newbie farmer

Zach Dyer - June 14, 2016

LOURDES DE CIRRÍ, Alajuela — It looked like rain when Francisco Mena got into his truck with one of his two daughters, 12-year-old Alessia, to go look for…

VIDEO: This is how you cup coffee
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VIDEO: This is how you cup coffee

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - May 26, 2016

Ever wondered how the experts know good café when they taste it? When judges traveled to Costa Rica from all over the world to award the Cup of…

Costa Rica’s best coffee hails once again from Naranjo
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Costa Rica’s best coffee hails once again from Naranjo

Zach Dyer - May 23, 2016

A tiny town in Naranjo, Alajuela, is once again home to the best coffee in Costa Rica. On Friday evening, judges named Francisco Mena of Monte Llano…

A cup of joe with Joe
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A cup of joe with Joe

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz - February 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet in Washington Wednesday with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to work on the Alliance for Prosperity that supports…

Costa Rica coffee cashing in despite drop in exports
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Costa Rica coffee cashing in despite drop in exports

Zach Dyer - February 3, 2016

Observers of the Costa Rican coffee market got a jolt this week when the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE) released figures amounting to a 20 percent drop in…

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