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Monday, February 20, 2006

Costa Rica Travel: Volcanica Coffee

Volcanica Coffee starts off the 2006 gourmet coffee harvest in Costa Rica. The suppliers of Volcanica (the coffee farms) have started the harvest, which is taking place in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica.

Coffee plants are picked by hand. A problem for the farmers though is the low amount of workers.

The harvest is to continue early late February.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Costa Rica Travel : Tomatoe War

In a small community named Trojas de Sarchi in the province of Alajuela is having it’s its annual Tomatoe war. Thousands of people come to this attraction every year in February. Sarchi is located Naranjo and Grecia, northwest or San Jose

People of all ages and sizes participate. They were light clothing play a similar game as “dodge ball” , but with tomatoes. Only the best tomatoes are used in the game. There isn’t a loser or winner in the game. The game is over once there are no more tomatoes.

The fair continue up until February.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Bagels is good business in Costa Rica

Just like everywhere else in the world, people in Costa Rica enjoy a good bagel. They even at times call it so-called “Gringo donuts”.

The main suppliers of Bagels to Costa Rica are Boston Bagel and Bagelmen’s. You can get six Bagelman’s bagels for about 989 colons ($1.97). For $2370 colons (4.73) you can buy a baker’s dozen of 13 from Boston Bagel. Now within restaurants the prices are higher. In a restaurant, for 615 colons, you get a Bagelman’s bagel with cream cheese.