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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

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"]…

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,…

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

The Tico Times - 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: Costa Rica Coffee Cupping: This is How Its Done
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VIDEO: Costa Rica Coffee Cupping: This is How Its Done

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…

The Best Coffee in Costa Rica: Naranjo Wins Again
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The Best Coffee in Costa Rica: Naranjo Wins Again

The Tico Times - 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…