Grupo Britt opens gourmet coffee store in San José
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Grupo Britt opens gourmet coffee store in San José

L. Arias - October 28, 2015

Look out Starbucks, here comes Britt. Tico corporation Grupo Britt opened its first gourmet coffee store in Costa Rica this week at Mall Multiplaza Escazú, southwest of the capital. The shop,…

Starbucks will have 10 coffee shops in Costa Rica by year’s end
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Starbucks will have 10 coffee shops in Costa Rica by year’s end

L. Arias - October 15, 2015

Coffee giant Starbucks on Thursday will open its eighth location in Costa Rica in a renovated house in Los Yoses, east of San José, and company managers confirmed…

High in the hills, Monte Copey coffee farm strives to grow Costa Rica's best
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High in the hills, Monte Copey coffee farm strives to grow Costa Rica's best

Michael Krumholtz - July 2, 2015

SANTA MARÍA DE DOTA, San José — While my car was stuck atop the steep, rocky path leading up to Microbeneficio Monte Copey in Dota Tarrazú, I…

Costa Rican cupper wins World Coffee Tasting Championship
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Costa Rican cupper wins World Coffee Tasting Championship

Zach Dyer - June 19, 2015

A 29-year-old Costa Rican was named the world’s best coffee taster in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday. Juan Gabriel Cespedes beat out 36 other coffee tasters from around…

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Visiting a coffee farm, tasting the fruits of its labor

Robert Isenberg - June 13, 2015

When was the last time you saw the ground from which your vegetables sprouted, the fields where your beef grazed or the hands that harvested this morning’s cup…

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

Juan Valdez inaugurates its first Costa Rica store
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Juan Valdez inaugurates its first Costa Rica store

L. Arias - May 30, 2015

Colombian coffee giant Juan Valdez on Thursday officially inaugurated the first of five coffee shops it plans to open in Costa Rica this year, representing a total investment of $2…

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Postcards from Naranjo: Where Costa Rica’s best coffee grows

David Boddiger - May 30, 2015

NARANJO, Alajuela – Between the arts-and-crafts capital of Sarchí and the reveling festivities in Palmares lies the oft-overlooked town of Naranjo. Bundled into the high hills of the Central Valley northwest…

Starbucks shares decade of research with Costa Rica coffee institute
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Starbucks shares decade of research with Costa Rica coffee institute

Zach Dyer - April 16, 2015

Starbucks is better known for serving coffee than growing it, but one day your latte might be made with coffee developed by the Seattle-based company here in…

Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices
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Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices

Zach Dyer - March 31, 2015

After years of low prices and falling production from the roya fungus, Costa Rica’s coffee exports are garnering better prices, according to a report from the Foreign…