Costa Rica News – Coffee is as central a beverage to life in Costa Rica as tea is to China.
Coffee cultivation has a long history in the Central American nation. The coffee bean was for years the country’s main export product, and came to form part of the national identity, with Costa Ricans taking pride in the quality of their homegrown coffee.
CoopeVictoria, the first cooperative founded in Costa Rica some 75 years ago, gathers some 3,000 coffee producers who export their beans, both whole and ground, to different parts of the world, including recently China, though shipments to the Asian country have been fairly small.
CoopeVictoria now plans to compete for a larger share of China’s growing consumer market by attending the first ever China International Import