A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn

Jennifer Murillo - August 31, 2016

Ligia Isabel Salazar is on a mission to create awareness about the social, cultural and nutritional value of Costa Rican blue corn through her initiative Proyecto Curubanda, which…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - July 29, 2016

The art space DESPACIO offers two new exhibitions by Florence Jung, of Switzerland and France – whose exhibit involves a quest to obtain all the copies of…

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

Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border

Zach Dyer - May 13, 2016

Border police seized 20,000 apparently illegal avocados at the Panama border on Thursday afternoon, the latest in the ongoing avocado saga that began when Costa Rica banned…

Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica
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Climate Change
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Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is officially joining the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, meant to reduce meat consumption among the population. The local office of the animal…

VIDEO: Rebooting Costa Rican cuisine at Al Mercat
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Business
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VIDEO: Rebooting Costa Rican cuisine at Al Mercat

Zach Dyer - March 21, 2016

Chef José González has a frenetic passion about food, if anyone couldn’t tell from the beet he had just pulled out of the ground and was now…

Rodrigo Brenes wants to take over the world, one ice cream cone at a time
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Business
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Rodrigo Brenes wants to take over the world, one ice cream cone at a time

Jill Replogle - March 19, 2016

As I walk in the door of the home-office-ice cream factory that Rodrigo Brenes shares with his architect girlfriend, he's intensely waiving his imaginary conductor's baton at…

6 tropical foods you thought you knew
Cooking
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Cooking
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6 tropical foods you thought you knew

Zach Dyer - January 18, 2016

Shrink-wrapped food in grocery stores is what lots of people think about when they shop for dinner. Whether it’s individually butchered cuts of meat, bushels of fruit…

5 questions for Polish-Costa Rican chef Patryk Jara Krasinska
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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5 questions for Polish-Costa Rican chef Patryk Jara Krasinska

Amanda Zúñiga - January 10, 2016

Patryk Jara Krasinska, originally from Poland, came to Costa Rica with his family when he was 5 years old. He's the son of a Costa Rican civil…