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Costa Rica’s best coffee comes from this hillside in Alajuela
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Costa Rica’s best coffee comes from this hillside in Alajuela

The Tico Times - June 4, 2015

LOURDES DE CIRRÍ, Alajuela – Large burlap sacks of coffee, green and roasted, covered the kitchen floor in Antonio Barrantes’ home in Lourdes de Cirrí, north of…

Cup of Excellence: Costa Rica’s best coffee hails from Naranjo
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Cup of Excellence: Costa Rica’s best coffee hails from Naranjo

The Tico Times - May 16, 2015

On Friday evening, judges from around the world culled the 60 top coffees in Costa Rica to unveil the 2015 winner of the Cup of Excellence. This year's…

Finding The best coffee in Costa Rica: One slurp at a time
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Finding The best coffee in Costa Rica: One slurp at a time

The Tico Times - May 14, 2015

A strange symphony could be heard in the Wyndham Herradura Hotel ballroom in San José Wednesday morning. Spoons tapping on tabletops laid down a syncopated beat underneath…

Why Coffee Can Cost $6 a Cup in Costa Rica (and that’s a good thing)
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Why Coffee Can Cost $6 a Cup in Costa Rica (and that’s a good thing)

The Tico Times - November 1, 2014

You read it right, $6 for a cup of coffee. No milk, no sugar, no ice cream, no flavors; just roasted beans and water. But it’s hardly…

Costa Rica leads Central America in Cup of Excellence coffee auction
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Costa Rica leads Central America in Cup of Excellence coffee auction

The Tico Times - June 24, 2014

The breakaway favorite of Costa Rica’s 2014 Cup of Excellence competition took home the highest bid in the Alliance for Coffee Excellence international auction Tuesday. Luis Enrique…

What is the Best Coffee in Costa Rica?
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What is the Best Coffee in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - May 18, 2014

The anticipation was palpable Friday night as a room of coffee producers from across Costa Rica met at the Costa Rican Coffee Institute’s field office in San…

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Costa Rica’s best coffee is from Naranjo

L. Arias - May 13, 2013

Twenty international judges evaluated more than 30 Tico coffee samples and determined that Costa Rica’s best coffee is produced in Naranjo, Alajuela, at 1,650 meters above sea…