Costa Rica – At A Crossroads In Regards to Coffee

Costa Rica News – Like most coffee professionals, I have a special place in my heart for Costa Rica.
It is the land of lush, verdant valleys, crisscrossing volcanic ranges, and neatly trimmed coffee farms. It has a well-earned global reputation for producing pristine, high-quality coffee while leading in environmental stewardship, consistency, and reliability. Its price premiums soar high above those of its neighbors in Central America and its ability to transfer the highest percentage of the FOB price to producers is second to none.
Yet trouble has been brewing in paradise. While recently touring several coffee regions in Costa Rica, I noticed a concerning pattern. Time and again, farmers would cite the 1990s and the early 2000s as the golden era of production in Costa Rica, with

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