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Costa Rica coffee

Coffee was the driving force behind much of the infrastructure in Costa Rica in the early 20th Century.

With an incredibly rich and biodiverse environment, Costa Rica has been at the forefront of speciality coffee for many years. With an abundance of water, washing the coffee was no problem for the Costa Ricans unlike some other coffee producing countries. Washed coffee’s have historically fetched a higher price as there are less defects and generally was always perceived as a higher quality coffee. This has paved the way for the coffee industry to implement a significant amount of infrastructure far longer than many other producing countries.

With an increase in micro mills around 20 years ago, Costa Rican coffee is extremely traceable, right back to the exact farm or lot. That said, it is now possible to highlight flavours from a particular crop that may have otherwise been diluted.

Honey processed coffee has also played a huge role in the Costa Rican coffee culture with many farmers adopting this method to produce more interesting coffee’s.

Costa Rican coffees have a soft sweetness, light in body and clean in cup. Mild in acidity and often possessing honey or molasses notes. Due to the traceability of many Costa Rican coffees, it is hard to group them all together as some of coffee’s are absurdly different. That said, Costa Rica is always a coffee I look out for on the menu as it pretty much always has some unique gem.

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Blind Owl Coffee: Swiss Water Decaf: Costa Rica Blind Owl Coffee: Swiss Water Decaf: Costa Rica
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From Blind Owl Coffee: With the use of a gentle and natural decaffeination process, this Costa Rican blend from El Cipres retains the quality taste and aroma you expect from your cup of coffee - ready to enjoy at any time of day without the caffeine. LETTERBOX friendly (single bag):...
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Horsham Coffee Roaster: Costa Rica, San Juanillo, Red Honey Horsham Coffee Roaster: Costa Rica, San Juanillo, Red Honey
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From Horsham Coffee Roaster: Costa Rica is one of our favourite coffee producing countries, and we love being able to trade directly with producers via the help of Selva Coffee. Selva is a small export business based in Tarrazu with their own cupping lab and direct connections to some of...
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