Huffington Post cites Costa Rican coffee as one of world’s best
Costa Rican coffee appears in the list of the World’s Best Cities for Coffee Lovers cited by the online newspaper The Huffington Post.
In the list of 11 cities, Santa María in the canton of Dota – south of the capital – appears as one of the best cities in the world for those who enjoy top-quality coffee.
In no particular order, the online newspaper lists the top 11 cities where premium coffee can be found: Istanbul (Turkey), Paris (France), Tel Aviv (Israel), Kailua-Kona (Hawaii, United States), Seattle (United States), Melbourne (Australia), Havana (Cuba), Lisbon (Portugal), Santa María (Costa Rica), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Rome (Italy).
The article notes that Costa Ricans refer to coffee as their “golden bean” because it has paid such high dividends to the local economy. “Since the 18th century, this Central American enclave has cultivated the popular Arabica coffee bean, which is generally thought of as the crème-de-la-crème of the crop,” the paper stated.
Regarding Santa María de Dota, the article says that “this small mountain town sits amid leafy coffee fields, and it might just be the most peaceful place to sip a local cafecito (black coffee).”
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