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Costa Rican coffee mills work hard to reduce their contribution to Climate Change


El Cafetalero

The Costa Rican coffee sector is making an effort to reduce its contribution to the country´s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, primary source for global warming and climate change.

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The Coffee NAMA: Supporting coffee farmers and mills in Costa Rica


El Cafetalero

Coffee is Costa Rica´s key crop and contributes significantly to the country´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, the sector currently faces several threats: the prices of a volatile coffee market, loss of production space, and particularly the inexpected change in climate, which has a significant impact on the national coffee production. The NAMA Café de Costa Rica aims to work on the effects that coffee farms and mills have on Climate Change and offer a quality plus to a high-quality coffee at the time of sale.

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Starbucks sells $2,6 million per hour


La Nación

  • Sales could increase 10% in 2017

The US coffee shop chain registered a new revenue record between October and December 2016, its first fiscal trimester.

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Etiquetas: marketing

Starbucks launches café Hacienda Alsacia


La República

  • Starbucks coffee shops in Costa Rica will market the first coffee harvested on a company-owned farm.

From its property, located in the foothills of the Poás volcano, Starbucks opened its Center of Agronomy and Global Investigation. 

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Etiquetas: marketing, production

Starbucks developes rust-resistant coffee in Costa Rica


La Nación

  • Technology will be available for country´s coffee sector, according to multinational company.

The multinational Starbucks researches and develops coffee varieties resistant to rust fungus on its experimental farm, called the Global Center for Agronomy and Research, located at the foot of the Poás volcano in Alajuela.

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OECD criticizes high number of agricultural institutions


La Nación

  • There are 11 entities, six corporations and nine commissions in the organizational chart.
  • Former misnisters and businesspeople say the structures needs to be reorganized.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) criticized the large number of institutions that make up the public agricultural sector and said that this complicates sectoral decision-making.

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Export crops move to new lands


El Financiero

  • In 40 years, the list of hegemonic cantons in the sowing of products has changed.

El Financiero conducted an analysis of the main export producing cantons with data from the agricultural censuses of 1973, 1984 and 2914, provided by the Research Institute of Economic Sciences of the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR).

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Failure to plant coffee of lower quality in the country


La Nación

  • Decree prohibites cultivation of Robusta coffee.
  • Congress of the sector ratified the mandate of the Executive Decree of 1988.

The National Coffee Congress maintained a ban on planting Robusta type coffee in Costa Rica, despite the report of a special commission, which recommended the cultivation of this type in marginal zones of lower altitud, where the Arabica variety is not harvested.

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Germany and England to help coffee growers


La Nación

  • Donation of $7,6 million to tackle climate change.
  • Money will finance a pilot plan with a runtime of two years.

Germany and England, through the NAMA Facility, will contribute seven million Euros ($7,6 million) from 2017, to help Costa Rican coffee farmers cope with climate change. 

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Country tries to revive cultivation of lower quality coffee


La Nación

  • Robusta would be sown in marginal areas of lower altitude.
  • ICAFE and roasters say that harvest will replace current imports.

Costa Rica seeks to revive the cultivation of Robusta coffee, a type of bean considered to be of lesser quality than Arabica and whose cultivation was forbidden on national territory in 1988.

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