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Coffee and COVID

‘One cup of coffee can make a difference’

A month spent focusing on the Costa Rican coffee industry and the financial struggles faced by small coffee growers would not be complete without...

The path ahead

The final installment in a six-part series. Read Part I, “A harvest turned upside down,” Part II, “The 48-hour journey,” Part III, “Second home...

Coffee micromills break new ground

“As long as producers are not aware of their position within the model, they will not be able to leave. Because the model is...

The coffee dream

Read Part I, “A harvest turned upside down,” Part II, “The 48-hour journey,” Part III, “Second home in a strange land,” and Part IV,...

Journey of a coffee bean: from farm to cup

Most people around the world savor a cup or more of coffee each day, but the incredible journey these beans take to your mug...

Making ends meet

Read Part I, “A harvest turned upside down,” Part II, “The 48-hour journey,” and Part III, “Second home in a strange land.” It’s the moment...

What does it mean to be Ngöbe?

Being Ngöbe is a wide-ranging, ever-changing experience. The primary requirement for a person to be considered Ngöbe is that his or her parents identify...

Second home in a strange land

Read Part One, "A harvest turned upside down," and Part Two, "The 48-hour journey."   Sergio’s friends are laughing at him. As the lanky 22-year-old stands in...

The 48-hour journey

Read the first part of the series here: "A harvest turned upside down." Máximo Palacios, 39, is a lean, quiet man with a slow smile....

A harvest turned upside down

“Gracias a Dios, ya llegó Máximo.” Thank God. Máximo has arrived. Minor Jiménez has had a long day. Last night, he set his alarm clock...
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