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Coto Brus foresees losses of 20% of coffee due to rains and delay in the entry of collectors

QCOSTARICA - About 20% of the estimated Coto Brus coffee harvest, for the 2020-2021 period, will be lost, due to the impact of the rains caused by Hurricane Eta and the delay in the arrival of collectors to that area of ​​the country. The situation...

Agreement with Nicaragua opens northern border to the entry of temporary workers to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In an attempt to save the harvests due to a lack of manual labor caused by the pandemic and the government's policies of controlling the movement of migrant labor, Costa Rica signed an agreement this Friday, November 6, with Nicaraguan to open...

Imported Coffee Gains Market in Costa Rica

According to statistics from the Dirección General de Aduanas (General Directorate of Customs) and compiled by the  Instituto del Café de Costa Rica (Icafe), for the 2018-2019 cycle in the Costa Rican market were consumed about 526,000 bags of 46 kgs of coffee, of...

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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