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Coffee harvest will fall 11% in the 2018-2019 season

The Costa Rica coffee harvest will fall by 11% in the current collection period (2018-2019) compared to the 2017-2018 period, according to the figures by the Instituto del Café de Costa Rica (Icafé). For the harvesting seasons that is currently underway and will be end...

Financing for the Coffee Sector

A new bill has been presented to grant resources at a preferential rate to coffee producers, aimed particularly at the smaller ones. According to the bill, which received a positive ruling in committee and now must go to the full Legislative Assembly, the fund will...

Costa Rica To Lift 30-year Ban On Robusta Coffee

(Reuters) - Costa Rica will join other coffee-producing nations in the region and start planting robusta, lifting a 30 year-ban on a crop that is more resistant to diseases and rising temperatures than arabica trees, the Minister of Agriculture said on Friday. The agriculture ministry's...

30,000 Families Still Earn Their Livelihood From Picking Coffee In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA (Nacion.com) It's 11am, Thursday, December 15. Veronica Quiros' one-year-old baby is crying of hunger in the middle of a sunny coffee plantation in San Pedro de Barva, Heredia. Her 10 year-old daughter reaches out for the infant lying in a basket full...

No Robusta For Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) The Congreso Nacional Cafetalero (National Coffee Congress of Costa Rica) earlier this month ruled to maintain the ban on cultivation of the robusta coffee bean, despite needed attempts to counter falling production of Arabica. Growers in Costa Rica are interested in reintroducing the bean that...

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