THE COSTA RICAN COFFEE EXPORTER
Humanity's greatest achievements become manifest in their entire dimension when they are recognized and appreciated everywhere. Costa Rican coffee is recognized the world over for its quality through the efforts of the exporters, a very special group of visionaries involved in its commercialization.
Costa Rican exporters now can discern with equal ease the characteristics of a plantation or the fluctuations of the international market. They posses, at the same time, the experience of the dedicated negotiator and the simplicity and openness of the Costa Rican peasant.
Cosmopolitan and tireless travelers, the national exporters satisfy the requirements of the most demanding international markets. Wherever our coffee goes, the exporters are there first. For this reason their work is comparable to that of an ambassador offering to the world the best of the Costa Rican tradition of coffee production.
With the same enterprising spirit of the first compatriots who crossed the Atlantic to sell our coffee in faraway markets, today's exporters energize the economy and succeed in etching the name of Costa Rica in the minds of those who appreciate excellent coffee.
THE FLAVORS OF COSTA RICAN COFFEE
Costa Rica produces fine high altitude coffees. Their quality is unsurpassed and, for this reason, it is recommended that they be drunk pure and unmixed in order to savor the uniqueness of their flavor. The varieties grown in the country belong to the "arabica" species which yield a beverage which is tasty, aromatic and delicate. The history of the country's coffee production is rich in the development of species which are strong in their constitution and resistance and delicate in the quality of their fruit.
"FRIEND OF THE ENVIRONMENT COFFEE"
Nature has been kind to Costa Rican coffee. For this reason our coffee is planted, grows and becomes the traditional "grain of gold" along with the commitment of preserving our natural resources. Organic coffee is not a new type, it results from the scientific and responsible management of the plantation and the processing of the grain. Ecological coffee is an attitude...a good attitude.
Caring for nature begins with the preparation of the land for the planting. Every coffee plantation has a specific number of shade trees whose roots help maintain the soil's availability to avoid erosion. Besides being excellent regulators of light, the trees contribute to an efficient and sustainable use of the land.
The coffee mill has undergone important improvements in water utilization and the processing of the residues. The amount of water needed has been reduced through the use of dry pulp removing techniques. Moreover, the reduced quantity of water required for the process is recycled and finally purified before being discharged.
Thanks to the technique of separation and recovery of solid residues, the subproducts of the coffee milling process can be utilized. The manufacture of organic fertilizers, cattle feed and fuel are examples of the wide range of commercial possibilities that the ecological treatment of coffee offers.
Costa Rica's coffee production has evolved into a prosperous activity which is closely linked to the purity of the water and the transparency of the air. Costa Rica's ecological coffee bears the trade mark of the pride that Costa Ricans feel in their natural resources and the way in which they watch over them.
FOR THE CONNOISSEUR... FEW WORDS ARE NEEDED
Costa Rican coffee conjures up in it's name the features of a people that has grown and developed with its hand smelling of a people that has grown and developed with its hand smelling of freshly picked fruit. The roots of our identity are interwined from the beginnings of our history with the roots of the coffee bushes. Plans and men have risen from the same earth... with a common destiny.
To say Costa Rica is to say excellent coffee. Our best known brands have the backing of solid enterprises that carry out their work with the pride and dedication that only time can give. Costa Rican coffee is an art that the new generations have inherited from their forefathers to be perfected with each passing day.
Our coffee... your Costa Rican coffee has a history that extends for over two hundred years. During this time, the tireless men and women of this small country have cooperated in coffee plantations, coffee mills, research centers and negotiating tables so that Costa Rica can offer its coffee with the total certainty that it is the best that you, a demanding connoisseur, can find.
The Costa Rican average production is 2.6 million of 60 kilogram bags, from which 2.3 millions are exported and 300 thousand are for internal consumption.
Costa Rica Green Coffee Productions
1991-1992 To 1995-1996 Crops
MORE IMPORTANT DATA
Presently, 95 coffee processing firms were in operation and 25 of them are cooperatives that jointly prepare a 40.21 percent of this crop's production.
We also have 2118 coffee fruit receiving stations distributed within the coffee zones of the country, approximately one reception station per each 50 hectares.
Costa Rica Share of Agricultural Gross Product
Year From 1991 To 1995
Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE).
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