Must Try Mondays: Costa Rican Coffee

San Marcos Tarrazu coffee farm via wikipedia.org

Although Costa Rica isn’t one of the world’s top coffee producers, the production of coffee is an important part of the country’s history and economy while it’s consumption is a delightful part of every day Costa Rican life.

I know that many countries have reputations for producing great tasting coffee, countries like Ethiopia, Brazil and Mexico being among them. However, while very good, for my taste buds usually they are a bit too strong or a bit too bitter to be able to claim near perfection on the taste scale.

Costa Rican coffee on the other hand has just the right amount of everything to make it absolutely delicious – in my opinion anyway. During my time staying with local Ticos (Costa Ricans) I was lucky enough to start my day each morning with freshly brewed coffee and boy was it good. It was a brilliant way to start each day in a fantastic country.

I don’t know exactly what it is about the coffee there that makes me love it so much, but if you ask me, it’s smooth flavour beats all other coffee hands down. It is a must try if you are ever visiting Costa Rica and if you can’t get there, it can easily be bought online – no excuses!

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