Costa Rican Organic Coffee

Visitors to San Jose, Costa Rica can find Costa Rican organic coffee at the Café Central Cafeteria in the Mercado Central. Café Terrazú and Tres Rios compete for attention with “Café Organico” shade grown organic coffee at the Café Central Cafeteria display counter. Sit and rest before and after shopping and sample the coffees. Buy a pound of the coffee of your choice for the equivalent of $9 (4,500 colones).

Costa Rice Organic Coffee at Cafe Central, San Jose

Costa Rice Organic Coffee at Cafe Central, San Jose

Costa Rican Organic Coffee

In the mountainous spine of the country, the Cordillera de Talamanca, the Hacienda Las Mellizas grows healthy organic coffee at 4,600 above sea level. Hacienda Las Mellizas is considered one of the top organic coffee producers in Costa Rica. Here are a few facts about organic coffee, especially the shade grown variety. Shade grown organic coffee is usually grown in a mixed species forest including fruit and hardwood trees as well as other native plants. Traditional, organic coffee plantations have as many as forty different species of trees. A mixture of trees helps maintain soil quality and habitat for smaller plants, animals and birds. The goal of a shade grown organic coffee plantation is to have a mature and self-sustaining ecosystem. Such an ecosystem greatly reduces the need for insecticides as birds and other animals living in the coffee forest eat the pests. A mature ecosystem greatly reduces the use of synthetic fertilizers as the products of natural plant decomposition slowly leach into the soil to fertilize new plants and do not poison water table or downstream water. Shade grown organic coffee like the Costa Rican organic coffee sold at Café Organico Cafeteria is not only great tasting but good for the environment. It is good for you too.

Costa Rica Organic Coffee

Costa Rica Organic Coffee

The Health Benefits of Costa Rican Organic Coffee

The Australian Food Standards Authority has shown that as many as 133 contaminants may be in a cup of regular commercially available coffee. These contaminants can include aluminum, zinc, pesticide residues, ochratoxin A, acrylamide, furan, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (which have been found to cause cancer). Furans have been associated with skin disorders, liver problems, certain kinds of cancers, impairment to the reproductive, endocrine, and immune system, as well as effects on embryonic development. Drinking healthy organic coffee not only helps you avoid potentially toxic residues in regular coffee but carry direct health benefits as well. Four or more cups of coffee a day has been statistically associated with a fifty percent reduction in the risk of Type II diabetes. Coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer, and endometrial cancer as well. Drink healthy Costa Rican organic coffee and skip the impurities in regular coffee and enjoy the health benefits of organic coffee as well, all for only $9 a pound for whole roasted beans at the Café Central Cafeteria in the Mercado Central in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica. Come to San Jose and visit the Mercado Central where you can purchase everything from refrigerator magnets with the Costa Rican slogan, pura vida, on them to fresh cuts of meat and chicken, as well as great Costa Rican organic coffee. If you don’t happen to be in the neighborhood consider contacting us at www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org to place your order through us.


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