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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
10. November 2016
To many people's surprise, Donald Trump was elected president. Many are now fearful while others celebrate, but how will it really affect Costa Rica? Trump has said that he plans to renegotiate CAFTA, but that is something that has to be decided by a unanimous vote of the countries involved. Costa Rican President Solis stated that everything remains the same until Trump's plans are clear, but officials are proceeding in preparing contingencies for various scenarios. It may affect a small...
25. July 2016
During the Conquest period, many of the Chorotegas were sold into slaver or died from disease brought by the Europeans. Afterwards labor workers were need and the African slaves were brought in. Due to this many of the Chorotegas remaining have lost much of their cultural traditions. Slavery wasn't favorably looked upon and practiced by few, mainly the wealthy. It was an oddity to have slaves. Little was seen also because not much gold was found in Costa Rica and the terrain was also very...
20. July 2016
As civil war raged throughout Central America, mainly due to those in the effort to reassemble it in the form of non democratic rule under filibuster William Walker, Costa Rica became a safe have and shined with promise of civil rest and sanity. William Walker was an American filibuster who usurped the power in Nicaragua and was spreading in an attempt to control the Central American region being defeated by Central American forces. He was driven from Costa Rica in the Battle of Santa Rosa...
15. July 2016
After the Spanish Conquest, Costa Rica (Veragua in those days), as it formed part of Nicaragua and Panama; wasn't a popular destination for settlers due to the harsh lifestyle and no gold was found in comparison to the territories of Peru or Mexico. Also, the geo political situation was tense as Mexico and Central America were liberating from Spain. Factions of Liberals and conservatives formed and had conflict in various sectors. In Nicaragua, Leon and Granada who were separate factions argued...
05. July 2016
The word Guanacaste means ear pod tree which is found abundantly throughout the province. It also used to be the name of the capital city which was renamed in 1854 to Liberia. Guanacaste is a province with plenty of history and lost culture. Much of this due to the Spanish conquest. Back in those days prior to the conquistadores, Guancaste was Chorotega territory the chieftains were known as Caciques. The center of their culture was the Kingdom of Nicoya. The chieftains would gift each other...

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