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Creating Standards - Costa Rican Coffee

Jan 2, 2008
Costa Rica is known for producing some of the best caffeine in the entire world. Characterized as being clean, mild, and balanced, Costa Rican cafe comes from over 130,000 small and large farms from all over the country. These farms, located in different growing regions, produce slight subtle differences in the taste of the caffeine.

Costa Rican coffee sets the standards high for other cafe throughout Central and South America. Few people have found a way to criticize a cup of Costa Rican caffeine - besides to say that it is too perfect!

The History Of Costa Rican Coffee

Coffee arrived in Costa Rican near the end of the eighteenth century. As caffeine growing expanded throughout the country, it provided a base for cafe to become established as an industry in Costa Rica. It was the first Central American country to do so.

The export of coffee from Costa Rica expanded quickly; it began with the export of caffeine to Colombia in 1820, but by 1923 Costa Rica was already exporting cafe to Chile as well. In turn, Chile repackaged the coffee and exported it to England. The first shipment of caffeine directly to London occurred in 1854.

Costa Rica has come to thrive off of the economic benefits and elevated status that the cafe industry brought it. Today, Costa Rican coffee is considered a fine delicacy.

Different Types Of Costa Rican caffeine

There are several different types of Costa Rican cafe. The variations depend mostly on the zone and altitude at which the coffee bean was grown.

Cafe La Carpintera is grown in the Tres Rios region, which is known for its fertile soil and pleasant climate. This caffeine bean is grown at an altitude of 1200-1400 mts., and it produces a uniquely exquisite blend. Cafe Atarazu comes from the Terrazu region of Costa Rica, known for being rocky and mountainous. It is typically grown at 1200-1750 mts.

Caf?El Gran Vito is a relatively new blend, grown as a result of the experimentations of Italian immigrants. Grown in the region of Coto Brus, this blend of cafe was first attempted in 1941, and it continues to be heavily influenced by Italian elements. On the other hand, Cafe Zurqui is known for being one of the oldest blends of Costa Rican coffee. It is grown at 1200-1500 mts. in the Heredia region, which is known for having the oldest caffeine plantations in the country.

The Search For Quality

Costa Rica was not the first country in Central America to grow cafe, nor was it the last. However, if you are looking for a delicious, quality cup of coffee, you can't go wrong with one of the many Costa Rican blends!
About the Author
John Hilaire is a webmaster for the Keurig Coffee Maker related website.Find Gevalia Coffee at http://www.gevaliacoffeereviews.com.
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