Costa Rican Coffee
Costa Rican coffee is widely diverse with many heirloom varieties but is typically known for its lively acidity, sweet, light-bodied floral flavours.
Coffee is a hugely important crop to the history and culture of Costa Rica.
High altitude and fertile volcanic soil made it a valuable export, and the nation was even Britain’s no.1. supplier in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The funds from trade like this allowed for large-scale modernisation across the nation and this highly developed infrastructure has given Costa Rican coffee great value. However, interest in the specialty market has meant a shift towards traceable, small-scale production, with a greater focus on native processes like honey.