Free Trade

Free Trade

April 2004

Coffee 101

Costa Rica has joined its Central American counterparts in signing CAFTA, a free trade agreement with the U.S.

If the agreement remains true to its entrepreneurial spirit, it could become a final phase in regional development – the home stretch in a marathon race away from the devastating civil wars and projectionist policies that hobbled Central America in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Those of us around back then remember the subsidized prices paid only to those suppliers who agreed with western ideology. The result? Decades of high-priced mediocrity.

As a roaster and packer of fine coffees, I welcome CAFTA. It’ll improve the standard of living by increasing opportunities, consumption and choice.

Nicaragua still places a 60-percent surcharge on Costa Rican coffee sold in its hotels, and Guatemala holds up Costa Rican coffee in customs. Under CAFTA, these barriers should fall, opening up a region-wide market of 40 million Central Americans eager to pay fair prices for top-quality products.

The shift from price and market controls to independent economies with clear, agile rules for doing business will attract new investors, create jobs, improve education and boost spending power.

People who have more money and are better educated drink more fine coffee. CAFTA nations will observe an influx of foreign goods – goods that possibly won’t reflect national culture; the national idiosyncrasy. Local consumers will choose to embrace these products or reject them. But fears of culture-diluting globalization are better resolved in the marketplace than on the picket line. And they will be.

Café Britt has proved that Central America can be about more than just supplying raw materials to sophisticated northern markets. We have the workers and expertise to add value and go head to head with the world’s best. CAFTA will bring out the best in us.

Blends versus Single origin
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Heritage 2019:
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Costa Rican Dark Roast Gourmet Coffee
$12.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Coffee candy chews
$10.95

Bag (80 pieces)

$25.95

(360ml/12oz)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa Rican Tarrazu whole bean coffee
$13.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Classic Sweet Gourmet Cocoa
$8.95

Cocoa Mix (14.1 oz)

$28.95

French Press (720ml/24oz)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa-Rican-Organic-Ground
$14.95
$49.95

Portable

$25.95

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa Rican Tres Rios whole bean coffee
$13.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Dark-Chocolate-Covered-Passion-Fruit
$10.95

Bag (6 oz)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Salted macadamia nuts
$10.95

Bag (5 oz)

$35.95

Book

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa Rican Poas whole bean coffee
$13.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Dark chocolate covered orange
$10.95

Bag (6 oz)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa Rican Light Roast Gourmet Coffee
$12.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Dark chocolate covered pineapple
$10.95

Bag (6 oz)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa-Rican-Espresso-Ground
$12.95
$330.00

Rocking Chair

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberry
$10.95

Bag (5 oz)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa Rican Decaffeinated Gourmet Coffee
$13.95
$336.00

Rocking Chair

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Dark Chocolate Covered Banana
$10.95

Bag (6 oz)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa-Rican-Fair-Trade-Whole-Bean
$14.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
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$13.95
$29.95

Cup Set

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Breakfast Blend Gourmet Coffee
$12.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
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$12.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Dark chocolate covered cashew
$10.95

Bag (6 oz)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Habitat Blend Gourmet Coffee
$16.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Britt chocolate creamy fruit filling
$10.95

Bag (20 pieces)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Habitat Cariblanco Whole Bean Coffee
$16.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Britt chocolate creamy coffee filling
$10.95

Bag (20 pieces)

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Habitat Jaguar Whole Bean Coffee
$16.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Britt chocolate creamy dulce de leche filling
$10.95

Bag (20 pieces)

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Britt chocolate creamy nuts filling
$10.95

Bag (20 pieces)

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$14.95
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Dark chocolate covered almond
$10.95

Bag (5 oz)

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$14.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Fusion Blend Whole Bean Gourmet Coffee
$12.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Cafe Britt Chocolate Variety Pack
$12.95

Chocolate Britt Pyramid Box

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Peruvian pachamama whole bean coffee
$13.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Peruvian valle sagrado whole bean coffee
$13.95
20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Espresso whole bean 2lb
$30.95

Whole Bean(32oz/2lb)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa Rican Dark Roast 2lbs Whole Bean Coffee
$30.95

Whole Bean(32oz/2lb)

20% with coupon COFFEEHARVEST
Costa Rican Decaffeinated 2lb Whole Bean
$32.95

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Costa Rican 2lb Whole Bean Coffee
$30.95

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Britt Espresso Classic Capsules Box
$8.50

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Britt Espresso Intense Capsules Box
$8.50

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Britt Espresso Decaf Capsules Box
$8.50

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Britt Espresso Organic Capsules Box
$8.50

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Britt Espresso Boquete Capsules Box
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Britt Espresso Valle Sagrada Capsules Box
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Dark chocolate covered coffee beans
$10.95

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Macadamia brittle
$10.95

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White chocolate covered offee beans
$10.95

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Dark chocolate covered macadamia
$10.95

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Milk chocolate covered coffee beans
$10.95

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$160.00

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Almond Brittle Candy
$10.95

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$48.00

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$48.00

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Dark chocolate covered guava
$10.95

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Dark chocolate covered coconut
$10.95

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Dark chocolate covered hazelnut
$10.95

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Foldable Wood Chorreador
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Cafe Britt Cappuccino Cup Set
$10.95

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Costa Rica Cocina y Tradition (Cuisina and Tradittion)
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$9.95

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Costa Rica Aerea (Costa Rica from above)
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Costa Rica Pura Vida Book
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