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    Coffee, a National Symbol of Costa Rica

    September 2020

    Much of what Costa Rica is today is the result of two centuries of coffee production. Economic development, education, and culture were all radically tr...

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    Frozen Offshore Espresso Coffee

    August 2020

    It's summertime, and that means busy days in the sun! Start them off right with this healthy drink. Lactose-free and packed with protein, it will keep y...

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    Stay at Home Coffee Guide

    August 2020

    Whether you're missing going to your favorite coffee shop or reveling in newfound coffee time, we could all use a few pointers to help keep our at-home ...

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    Decaf Coffee Myths

    August 2020

    Even for the most ardent coffee lovers, decaf can be a bit of a mystery. Have doubts? Then let us clear up some of the myths surrounding decaffeinated c...

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  • Favorite Brewing Methods

    Cafe Britt's Brewing Series: French Press

    July 2020

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  • Coffee drink with whipped cream

    Frozen Frontside Organic Coffee

    July 2020

    Just in time for the hottest days of summer, we want to share one of our favorite, super-cool recipes. The perfect blend of coffee and smoothie is sure to...

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  • Title card Fair Trade Coffee From Cafe Britt

    The Story Behind Our Fair Trade Gourmet Coffee

    May 2020

    The Café Britt mission and business model are based on the concepts of fair treatment and environmental protection. To us, sustaina...

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    A Year in Coffee

    February 2020

    Living in a coffee-producing country, we have the opportunity to view firsthand the changes that plantations go through in the course of a year. Every ...

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  • The Best of Both Worlds: Coffee & Chocolate

    The Best of Both Worlds: Coffee & Chocolate

    February 2020

    When Café Britt decided to add chocolate to our gourmet offerings, we knew the first product would be key. What could represent both our company and...

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  • Blends versus Single origin

    Coffee Blends versus Single Origin

    November 2019

    Both blends and single-origin coffees offer unique, ex...

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  • Holiday Blend 2019

    Holiday Blend 2019

    November 2019

    The holidays are almost here, and we’re looking forward to a new edition of our beloved ...

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  • 10 Facts About Independence Day in Costa Rica

    10 Facts About Independence Day in Costa Rica

    September 2019

    September 15th is Costa Rica’s Independence Day. For those of you that haven’t had the chance to visit us during the celebrations, we want to share some fun facts to help you...

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  • Heritage 2019:

    Heritage 2019: A Legacy of Excellence

    August 2019

    Each year, Café Britt selects a single-origin coffee that represents a key factor in our history: a legacy of excellence. Since launching the line, coffees from family farms, bean...

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  • Habitat Cariblanco

    Habitat Cariblanco

    April 2019

    Have you taken a ...

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  • Hábitat Update: Sloth Release

    Hábitat Update: Sloth Release

    March 2019

    As part of our ...

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  • The Difference Between Espresso and Ristretto

    The Difference Between Espresso and Ristretto

    October 2018

    The never-ending quest for the perfect caffeinated drink requires more than just finding a great blend of coffee beans. It also means finding the right way of preparing this blend...

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  • Britt Café · Bakery

    Britt Café · Bakery Coffee Shop

    October 2018

    We feature only the greatest cafés in our Coffee Corner series, but we’re particularly proud of this one. In 2017, Café Britt opened our first cafés, taking our experience with co...

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  • How to use a french press

    How to Use a French Press

    October 2018

    Ask any true coffee connoisseur about their preferred brewing method, and they are sure to mention the ...

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  • International Coffee Day

    International Coffee Day 2018

    September 2018

    It’s coming up on our favorite day of the year: International Coffee Day! Each October 1, ...

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  • Coffee 101: Introducing Fusión Blend

    Introducing Fusión Blend

    September 2018

    At Café Britt, we are always looking for ways to innovate in order to give our customers something new and exciting. So we are proud to introduce our exclusive Fusión blend, a uni...

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  • Coffee Corner: Gilded Iguana

    Gilded Iguana Coffee Shop

    August 2018

    Playa Guiones is the classic ...

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  • Heritage Blend: Celebrate a history of flavor

    Heritage Blend: A Legacy of Excellence

    July 2018

    About two hours from Costa Rica’s capital city, San José, up and down verdant hills and valleys, lies a region called the Zona de los Santos. This “saintly zone” gets its name ...

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  • Cosecha 2018

    Cosecha 2018

    June 2018

    For the last two weeks, leadership at Café Britt had the chance to come together to work on better ways to serve our customers. The program was called Cosecha, or Harvest, a ...

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  • Climate Change

    Adapting to Climate Change

    May 2018

    As a major agricultural product grown in the tropics, coffee is particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change. The overall result will be a decrease in both quantity a...

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  • Sloth Update

    Update on Sloth Conservation and Hábitat

    May 2018

    In late 2017, Café Britt launched our first Hábitat blend dedicated to protecting Costa Rican wildlife. The purchase of each coffee supports a native animal, and our first bl...

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  • International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day

    March 2018

    March 8 is International Women’s Day, so we’ve been thinking about the contributions of women in the coffee industry. Women have historically been and continue to be essentia...

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  • Escape to Costa Rica, Santa Teresa

    Santa Teresa

    January 2018

    One of the greatest things about living in Costa Rica is being able to hit the beach at times of the year when the weather is cold in other parts of the world. Holiday time is bea...

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  • Happy Holidays from Cafe Britt

    Happy Holidays from Cafe Britt

    January 2018

    The ...

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  • Habitat Blend

    Habitat Blend: Supporting sloth rescue and release

    December 2017

    Costa Rica is known worldwide for its incredible flora and fauna. In fact, it holds approximately 5% of the planet’s biodiversit...

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  • Update on Jaguar Project

    Update on Jaguar Project

    December 2017

    A few months ago, we announced the launch of our ...

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  • Holiday Blend 2017

    Holiday Blend 2017

    November 2017

    It’s almost our favorite time of the year. That’s right—coffee harvest time i...

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  • International Sloth Day

    International Sloth Day

    October 2017

    Have you ever seen a sloth in person? If not, then maybe you should visit our home, Costa Rica! Two species of slot...

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  • Brewing Series Chorreador

    Chorreador: Cafe Britt's Brewing Series

    October 2017

    No ...

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  • 5 Treat Ideas for Halloween

    5 Treat Ideas for Halloween

    October 2017

    It’s coming up on one of our favorite parts of the year: Halloween! We get the chance to have Britt chocolates all year round, but we love the excuse to share our favorite treats ...

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  • Escape to Costa Rica Ruinas de Ujarras

    Ruinas de Ujarrás

    October 2017

    Costa Rica doesn’t have a great deal of its colonial architecture still standing, so the few opportunities that visitors have to see what life was like then are treasured. Las Rui...

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  • International Coffee Day

    International Coffee Day

    September 2017

    Although every day is coffee day for many of us, we always love the opportunity to celebrate our favorite drink with other coffee lovers! So October 1 is a special day at Caf...

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  • Coffee Corners The Bakery

    The Bakery Coffee Shop

    September 2017

    Standing outside of The Bakery, in Santa Teresa on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, you could be looking at a quaint little café in Portland or Seattle. Surrounded by lush green plants...

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  • Escape to Costa Rica La Fortuna Waterfall

    La Fortuna Waterfall

    September 2017

    La Fortuna means “fortune,” and you will definitely count yourself lucky when you arrive in this part of Costa Rica. Known for its many adventure and ecotourism activities, t...

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  • Brewing Series Iced Coffee

    Iced Coffee: Cafe Britt's Brewing Series

    August 2017

    In the last edition of Café Britt’s Brewing Series, our Master Brewer showed you ...

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  • Coffee Corners Tabacon Grand Spa

    Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort Coffee Shop

    August 2017

    One of Costa Rica’s most indulgent tourist attractions is its multitude of hot springs. There’s nothing like a luxurious, lazy day spent in and out of the warm water, pausing only...

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  • Heritage Blend 2017

    Heritage Blend: “A Legacy of Excellence”

    July 2017

    When choosing the source of the beans for our annual Heritage Blend, Britt looks not only for exceptional quality, but also for a unique story that honors the long history of...

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  • Escape to Costa Rica Arenal Volcano

    Arenal Volcano

    July 2017

    For over forty years, the Arenal Volcano was the most active volcano in Costa Rica (until recent events where Turrialba and Poas volcano are fighting for the first place). Since 2...

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  • Brewing Series V60

    V60: Cafe Britt's Brewing Series

    June 2017

    The V60 is the brewing method of choice for coffee lovers everywhere. If you’ve ever ordered a pour over at a coffee shop, it’s likely you’ve already tasted what the V60 can do...

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  • Merito Jaguar Blend

    Mérito Jaguar Blend: Honoring the life of Jaguars in Costa Rica

    April 2017

    Mérito Jaguar Blend is Britt´s contribution to the Jaguar’s conservation ...

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  • Escape to Costa Rica Catarata del Toro

    Catarata Del Toro

    April 2017

    A place as beautiful as Costa Rica is bound to be filled with tourists and locals enjoying the country’s most beautiful spots. Want a break from the people? Check out Costa Rica’s...

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  • Oxcarts The Wheels of Costa Rica

    Oxcarts: The Wheels of Costa Rica

    April 2017

    Costa Rica’s identity as a nation is closely related to our status as one of the top coffee-growing countries in the world, so much so that even one of our national symbols, the o...

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  • Coffee Corner Grano de Oro

    Grano de Oro Coffee Shop

    March 2017

    Hotel Grano de Oro is one of the most famous hotels in Costa Rica. Started by Eldon and Lori Cooke, a Canadian couple who saw a need for personalized lodging space within the bust...

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  • Escape to Costa Rica Monteverde

    Escape to Costa Rica: Monteverde

    January 2017

    Step into the clouds with a trip to Monteverde. Just a four-hour drive from the Central Val...

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  • Holidays in Costa Rica

    This is how we do Holidays in Costa Rica: It's that time of the year again!

    December 2016

    Holiday gatherings at our Coffee Plantation in Costa Rica have become a standing tradition of our Team. Surely it's ...

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  • Escape to Costa Rica Corcovado

    Corcovado National Park

    December 2016

    Corcovado National Park (Parque Nacional Corcovado), is a remote environmental reserve on the Osa Peninsula, in southwestern Costa Rica, and it’s part of the Osa Conservation Area...

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  • Turrialba Volcano Erupts

    Turrialba Volcano Erupts!

    December 2016

    The Turrialba is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and it’s named after the same town in the province of Cartago. It’s ...

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  • Find Your New Favorite Coffee

    Find Your New Favorite Coffee

    December 2016

    When we say a certain type of coffee is our favorite, what we’re really saying is that we love its flavor notes. This is why we’re grouping together some of our best-selling coffe...

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  • The Coffees We’re Loving Right Now

    The Coffees We’re Loving Right Now

    September 2016

    One of the perks of working at Café Britt is that our office coffee includes some of the best coffees in the world. On any given day we have more than 25 coffees we can choose fro...

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  • Rainy Season in Costa Rica

    The Magic of Rainy Season in Costa Rica

    September 2016

    Here in Costa Rica we love the rain for many reasons, the least of which is that it’s the perfect coffee drinking weather. More importantly though, rain provides the perfect coffe...

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  • Meet Our Cupper

    Meet Our Master Cupper

    September 2016

    Carmen Lidia Chavarría, Café Britt’s Master Cupper, has a dream job. As Master Cupper, her main responsibility is to test the flavor of Café Britt’s coffee. She’s been perfecting ...

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  • A Trip to a Plantation

    Feel the origin: A trip to a plantation!

    August 2016

    In a perfect world, we would love to invite you to visit every plantation from where we source our coffee, but since that’s not possible we’re set...

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  • Ways to Keep Coffee Farming Sustainable

    Ways to Keep Coffee Farming Sustainable

    August 2016

    At Britt we’ve understood the importance of sustainability for decades. While there is lots of debate over what it means to be sustainable and enviro...

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  • Our Light Roast

    Our Light Roast

    August 2016

    Our Light Roast is one of our most popular blends, but not a lot of people know what makes it so special. Does it have less caffeine than dark roasts ...

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  • The Difference Between Coffee and Espresso

    The Difference between coffee and espresso

    August 2016

    At Café Britt, we often talk about the art and science of coffee. Making coffee is a complex process and with so many terms and methods, it’s easy to ...

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  • Villa de las Flores

    Introducing Villa de las Flores!

    August 2016

    Hidden under tropical mist and thick foliage, is the idyllic Finca Villa de las Flores, a small farm that has been certified organic for over ten year...

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