Costa Rica´s coffee is one of the best! You will appreciate this when traveling to other countries. But you surely realize it when you taste our premium coffee. For costa ricans and frequent travelers see coffee farms is something common. But, did you know that Costa Rican coffee’s flavor changes depending on its geographical zone?
Costa Rica has a particular landscape: mountains, valleys, microclimates and different kinds of soil. Each aspect determines the coffee flavor. The ICAFE (Costa Rica Coffee Institute) has been studying all this distinctions and that´s how we have eight regions for our coffee, each one with its very own characteristics. Here’s a list with descriptions of each flavor, maybe next time you buy coffee you could use this little guide:
Do you want more info? You can visit the Costa Rica Coffee site, made by ICAFE and see all the aspects, history and flavor details. But the best advice from me is to take the time and taste every region. It’s like traveling through Costa Rica and our history.