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Nicaraguan exports to Taiwan boosted by 50%

Nicaragua’s exports to Taiwan reached US$124 million last year, a 50% year-on-year increase. The main exports were shrimp, beef, sugar and coffee, according to the reporte on Thursday by the manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), Mario Arana, and the...

How the coffee industry is about to get roasted by climate change

Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know it. These days, they are desperately trying to find any excuse to get you to drink their java. Many chains used National or International Coffee Day, just passed, as a reason...

What You Should Know About Coffee

Costa Rica is a coffee producing country. And despite that coffee drinking is not the same as in North America, Europe and other cultures. In fact, only in the last few years, with the arrivals of international coffee house chains as Starbucks and Juan...

Costa Rica’s Agroexports Keep Slight Advantage Over Medical Devices

QCR BUSINESS - The value of exports from the agricultural sector remains slightly as the main generator of foreign exchange in the country, despite strong growth in the last four years in the value of sales of precision and medical equipment. In the first half...

Why Coca Leaf, Not Coffee, May Always be Colombia’s Favourite Cash Crop

A peasant walks among coca crops in Cauca, Colombia. Picture taken January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga – RTSXUBA TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s current peace process is facing numerous challenges. In a country that has suffered the worst impacts of the international drug war, one main...

Alcohol and Caffeine, Two Drugs that Have Shaped Human Civilization

(Q24N) No two drugs have defined human civilization the way alcohol and caffeine have. Nature created both to kill creatures much smaller than us — plants evolved caffeine to poison insect predators, and yeasts produce ethanol to destroy competing microbes. The desire for a stable supply of alcohol could have...

Nicaragua Backs Climate-change Proof Coffee

Photo Nguyen Huy Kham / ReutersTODAY NICARAGUA – Climate change has forced governments around the world to make tough decisions to guarantee their long-term survival. In Nicaragua’s case, this means swapping their prestigious Arabica beans out for hardier, more bitter Robusta beans. While coffee lovers...

Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee

(Q24N)  Prensa Latina - Brazil will import robust coffee from Vietnam as part of purchases to meet the demand of the domestic industry of that bean, used in the production of the instant type, was released here today. According to press reports quoting the director...

How Long Will Caffeine Buzz Last? Genes May Tell

Nothing beats a great cup of Costa Rican coffee to get your day started. Now, a new study finds, you may be able to thank your genes for that long-lasting caffeine kick, to keep you perked up all day. Scientists in Scotland have identified a...

Costa Rica Will This Year Import Coffee To Meet Local Demand

QCOSTARICA - The next time you buy Costa Rica coffee in Costa Rica it may not be Costa Rican coffee. Say what? Coffee production has played a key role in Costa Rica's history and continues to be important to the country's economy. But, to meet...

How Much Coffee You’d Have To Drink To Literally Kill Yourself?

QCOSTARICA - Lucky  you if you've never drank so much coffee that you fear for your life. For the rest of us, AsapScience let us know exactly how much coffee at once we'd have to drink in order to kill ourselves. If you stayed up...

How Starbucks, Juan Valdez and Britt Compete For Consumers in Costa Rica

(qCOSTARICA) Three well known coffee names are betting their future in Costa Rica on a consumer that is knowledgeable, dedicated and willing to pay for a specific coffee experience. The companies are so confident of the market that all three brands will be increasing...

Competition In Coffee Shops Promotes Consumption

(QCOSTARICA) The entry of new cafés in the country and the increased competition is seen as a positive thing by the  Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (Instituto del Café de Costa Rica - Icafé), to promote greater domestic consumption and efforts by the coffee...

Costa Rica Specialty Coffee Auction

On June 17, an electronic auction will he held of the winning lots in the Cup of Excellence, which will include the participation of 78 lots which obtained a score of above 85%. The aspects to be taken into consideration when awarding ratings are fragrance,...

Italian Firm Partially Acquires Costa Rica Coffee Producer and Distributor

QCOSTARICA - Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group (MZB) announced the partial purchase of Costa Rican coffee producer Ceca, a subsidiary of the German Neumann Kaffee Gruppe, for US$4.2 million dollars. The deal gives Zanetti control of the Ceca production and distribution in Cost Rica. The newly acquired...

Trend in “Gourmet” Coffee Shops

QCOSTARICA - A new business model focused on providing high-quality coffee and from designated sources has started operations in Costa Rica, aimed at discerning consumers. Five coffee shops have started up using this business model which allows consumers to choose the origin of their coffee...

Costa Rica Cocoa Among World’s Best

Located in Moravia de Cutris, in Pocosol de San Carlos, the La Dorada San Luis farm offered up some of the best cocoa from Costa Rica at the 15th annual International Cocoa Awards in Paris. The sample ranked among the 50 best in the world...

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