Coffee is one of the primary industries in Costa Rica in addition to bananas and tourism. Costa Rican coffee has set the standards for fine wet-processed coffee for the rest of Central and South America. The most famous coffees by region are Tarrazu, Tres Rios, Herediá, and Alajuela.
he Tres Rios region near the pacific coast produces coffees that are mild, sweet, and bright. The Tarrazu region, which is located in the interior mountains of Costa Rica, produces a relatively heavy coffee with more aromatic complexity, The La Minita estate is the most sought after coffee in all of Costa Rica.
Costa Rican coffee retailers have gotten high-tech, and many of the favorite brands can now be bought online through many online retailers. Most coffee in Costa Rica comes from the caturra coffee varietal and is characterized as a bright and full bodied coffee.
Other popular Costa Rica coffee varieties are Mondo Novo and Catuai. The best Costa Rican coffee beans, which are grown above 3,900 feet, are designated as "strictly hard bean". The "good hard bean" classification is given to coffees grown from 3,300 to 3,900 feet.
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