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Starbuck Coffee’s Hacienda Alsacia

Costa Rica welcomes Hacienda Alsacia, Starbuck Coffee’s research farm on the slopes of the Poas Volcano in the province of Alajuela.  This is a six hundred acre coffee farm located 10 km. north of Alajuela, the second largest city which is home to the San Jose International airport.   Gorgeous views of verdant green coffee […]

Costa Rica’s Coffee Culture

Costa Rica’s Coffee Culture From Snow White Flowers to Red Berries- Costa Rica’s Coffee Culture The Spanish, French, and Portuguese brought coffee beans to the New World from Ethiopia and Arabia. Coffee seeds were first planted in Costa Rica in the early 1800s and were merely ornamental decorations for courtyards and patios with their glossy […]