2006

Volume 24: Coffee beyond the drug

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Our customers know a lot more about coffee than they did 20 years ago. The whole world does. The espresso revolution has made household words out of “double shot,” “latte” and “barista. Read more...


Volume 23: A whole new world

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Those of us who’ve spent decades in the coffee business are still here because we’ve had some ability to gauge our customers’ wants and satisfy them. It’s business 101 – find a market niche and fill it better than anyone else. But few of us could have predicted the monumental changes we’ve witnessed over the past two decades. Read more...


Volume 22: Coffee country blooms in Curaçao

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Café Britt has opened three, sparkling new coffee and gift stores at the Hato International Airport on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. We’ve opened stores in Peru and all over Costa Rica. But these Curaçao stores are really worth talking about. Read more...


Volume 21: Let’s hear it for the National Parks

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Have you ever felt the steamy embrace of a virgin rainforest? Or observed from a pristine beach as scarlet macaws peer down at you inquisitively from atop a stand of almond trees? You can still do that in Costa Rica. We want to make sure you’ll always be able to. Our small country has deservedly earned world attention for setting roughly one-quarter of its national territory aside for parks and protected areas. Read more...


Volume 20: Chocolate – A view from the train

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Plenty of tourists visit Costa Rica’s verdant Caribbean coast every year for the beaches, the national parks, the Jamaican influence on local culture and the unique “mom-and-pop” brand of small-time tourism. But few visitors ever gain any understanding into how the once-mighty cocoa bean molded the Caribbean identity and served as the pillar of the local economy. Café Britt will give them their first glimpse. Read more...


Volume 19: Big awards; even bigger honors

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The past few months have been particularly gratifying for Café Britt, both in Costa Rica and Peru. Our hard work to provide you with the best gourmet products and second-to-none customer service has not gone unnoticed! On November 30th, Café Britt’s Peru gift shops in the international airport in Lima received the 2005 Business Creativity Prize awarded by the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences and local businesses. Judges loved our selection of unique Peruvian gifts and products. Read more...