Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Peet's Especial Coffee from Costa Rica

Costa Rica is know for its premium coffee.  It is sometimes called the "Golden Bean."  Farmers can earn a living on a smaller plot of land growing coffee than other crops.  Costa Rica has historically had a lot more small family farms than other Latin American countries because of its coffee crops.

In earlier times, coffee farmers would load up their production in large burlap sacks, load the sacks into ox carts, and then travel several days to a Pacific port, such as Puntarenas, to sell their coffee for export.

Today's photo is an example of Costa Rican coffee marketed in the USA.

This week we are showing photos from Tanzania on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site, featuring photos of elephants and giraffes, including some teenage elephants fighting.

8 comments:

Lowell said...

Do you use Costa Rican coffee at home? I'd like to try some sometime. Hopefully, the small farmers can continue to make a living growing coffee!

Kate said...

Dave, is this Fair Trade coffee? Bet it would make lovely small gifts for friends.

Sharon said...

Love those pillows.

Memphis MOJO said...

Love the nice rich colors.

Karl Demetz said...

Coffee at it's best!

Jack said...

Coffe is probably one of the first things that called Costa Rica to my attention. The others were bananas and Robert Vesco.

Bob Crowe said...

We really enjoyed our visit to Cafe San Luis, Victor Ramirez's coffee farm in the country outside Monteverde (search for Victor's farm). The coffee we brought home was wonderful.

Judy said...

I can almost smell that wonderful aroma! Beautiful picture too.

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