Posts tagged with "coffee"



15. June 2017
When traveling anywhere, a souvenir or gift for those back home may be next to impossible to choose due to the many options available. So for those that visit our Pura Vida land, we´ve compiled a list of souvenirs that will for sure represent our culture and be useful to you. Costa Rica Soccer Team Jersey Anyone who´s traveled to Costa Rica knows what the national soccer team means to all Ticos. It´s a sense of identity, pride and it unites all Costa Ricans. Buying a jersey and actually...
10. June 2017
Regarding the varieties of coffee used, established in the mid-nineteenth century were basically Typica or Creole variety of the Arabica species. This type was characterized by its size and high productivity. To some extent during the first stage coffee plantations were grown totally or partially exposed to the sun. However shaded plantations have also been maintained from the 19th century to present day. At first, the Typica was still used. As the coffee trees were tall and leafy, they sought...
05. June 2017
Costa Rican coffee was exported with accredited brands that baptized their own product according to their taste. The bean was of such quality that it did not need much publicity for its placement in the markets. Its excellence was derived from a continuous improvement in techniques and the introduction of mechanisms whose beneficial effect on the quality of the coffee was known. This implementation coincided with the consolidation of the European consumer market of Costa Rican coffee. At the...
01. June 2017
The flourishing coffee business led to the rapid establishment of commercial companies that exported coffee to Europe and at the same time imported manufactured goods from the old continent With the conclusion of the road to Puntarenas, in 1846, which revolutionized the coffee trade and allowed the mules to be replaced by wagons, coffee became the only export product of Costa Rica until 1890. During this period its cultivation extended west of the Central Valley which was suitable for...
25. May 2017
As the first plants grew, the Costa Rican interest in cultivation increased. Already in 1821 there were 17 thousand coffee trees in production, with the first export of 2 quintals of coffee to Panama in 1820. By 1840, Don Braulio Carrillo decreed that the lands to the west of San Jose, in Pavas, would be devoted to Coffee plantations. The Head of State thought that the Government should lead the coffee policy and be in charge of looking for markets and that the most important was England....
20. May 2017
History of Coffee in Costa Rica
15. March 2016
One of the nice things about Costa Rica, is that if you are in an area where it rains too much, you can be in a dry area in a matter of a couple hours. A perfect example of this is the province of Guanacaste which is a tropical dry forest. This means that during the dry season it's even dryer. So during the rainy season, you'll have a rain shower every 2 weeks that will be enough to turn everything green. In the wet, humid and mountane forests, rain will be much more present. It may rain for a...
15. October 2015
Shopping can be found everywhere through out Costa Rica. Specially souvenir shops. However, we advise doing your shopping at Coco Beach. Why? Due to the shopping strip structure, the shops tend to have a flee market scene that allows you to haggle and negotiate at var-ious stores. Also, the stores are all concentrated in a single area pre-venting long walks during your time shopping. Stores open by 9am and close at 7pm. The 5pm shuttle into Coco Beach is recommended for those desiring to shop...