Costa Rican Organic Coffee

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Costa Rican Organic Coffee

Visitors to San Jose, Costa Rica can find Costa Rican organic coffee at the Café Central Cafeteria in the Mercado Central. Café Terrazú and Tres Rios compete for attention with “Café Organico” shade grown organic coffee at the Café Central Cafeteria display counter. Sit and rest before and after shopping and sample the coffees. Buy a pound of the coffee of your choice for the equivalent of $9 (4,500 colones).

Costa Rican Organic Coffee

In the mountainous spine of the country, the Cordillera de Talamanca, the Hacienda Las Mellizas grows healthy organic coffee at 4,600 above sea level. Hacienda Las Mellizas is considered one of the top organic coffee producers in Costa Rica. Here are a few facts about organic coffee, especially the shade grown variety. Shade grown organic coffee is usually grown in a mixed species forest including fruit and hardwood trees as well as other native plants. Traditional, organic coffee plantations have as many as forty different species of trees. A mixture of trees helps maintain soil quality and habitat for smaller plants, animals and birds. The goal of a shade grown organic coffee plantation is to have a mature and self-sustaining ecosystem. Such an ecosystem greatly reduces the need for insecticides as birds and other animals living in the coffee forest eat the pests. A mature ecosystem greatly reduces the use of synthetic fertilizers as the products of natural plant decomposition slowly leach into the soil to fertilize new plants and do not poison water table or downstream water. Shade grown organic coffee like the Costa Rican organic coffee sold at Café Organico Cafeteria is not only great tasting but good for the environment. It is good for you too.

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Costa Rican Organic Coffee

  1. 1. Costa Rican Organic Coffee By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  2. 2. Visitors to San Jose, Costa Rica can find Costa Ricanorganic coffee at the Café Central Cafeteria in theMercado Central. Café Terrazú and Tres Rios competefor attention with “Café Organico” shade grown organiccoffee at the Café Central Cafeteria display counter. Sitand rest before and after shopping and sample thecoffees. Buy a pound of the coffee of your choice for theequivalent of $9 (4,500 colones). By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  3. 3. • Costa Rican Organic CoffeeIn the mountainous spine of the country, the Cordillerade Talamanca, the Hacienda Las Mellizas grows healthyorganic coffee at 4,600 above sea level. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  4. 4. Hacienda Las Mellizas is considered one of the toporganic coffee producers in Costa Rica. Here are a fewfacts about organic coffee, especially the shade grownvariety. Shade grown organic coffee is usually grown in amixed species forest including fruit and hardwood treesas well as other native plants. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  5. 5. Traditional, organic coffee plantations have as many asforty different species of trees. A mixture of trees helpsmaintain soil quality and habitat for smallerplants, animals and birds. The goal of a shade grownorganic coffee plantation is to have a mature and self-sustaining ecosystem. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  6. 6. Such an ecosystem greatly reduces the need forinsecticides as birds and other animals living in thecoffee forest eat the pests. A mature ecosystem greatlyreduces the use of synthetic fertilizers as the products ofnatural plant decomposition slowly leach into the soil tofertilize new plants and do not poison water table ordownstream water. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  7. 7. Shade grown organic coffee like the Costa Rican organiccoffee sold at Café Organico Cafeteria is not only greattasting but good for the environment. It is good for youtoo.• The Health Benefits of Costa Rican Organic CoffeeThe Australian Food Standards Authority has shown thatas many as 133 contaminants may be in a cup of regularcommercially available coffee. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  8. 8. These contaminants can includealuminum, zinc, pesticide residues, ochratoxinA, acrylamide, furan, and polycyclic aromatichydrocarbons (which have been found to cause cancer).Furans have been associated with skin disorders, liverproblems, certain kinds of cancers, impairment to thereproductive, endocrine, and immune system, as well aseffects on embryonic development. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  9. 9. Drinking healthy organic coffee not only helps you avoidpotentially toxic residues in regular coffee but carry directhealth benefits as well. Four or more cups of coffee a dayhas been statistically associated with a fifty percentreduction in the risk of Type II diabetes. Coffeeconsumption is associated with a reduced risk of coloncancer, prostate cancer, and endometrial cancer as well. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  10. 10. Drink healthy Costa Rican organic coffee and skip theimpurities in regular coffee and enjoy the health benefitsof organic coffee as well, all for only $9 a pound forwhole roasted beans at the Café Central Cafeteria in theMercado Central in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  11. 11. Come to San Jose and visit the Mercado Central whereyou can purchase everything from refrigerator magnetswith the Costa Rican slogan, pura vida, on them to freshcuts of meat and chicken, as well as great Costa Ricanorganic coffee. If you don’t happen to be in theneighborhood consider contacting us atwww.BuyOrganicCoffee.org to place your order throughus. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org

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