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.