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Premium coffee growers in Colombia and Costa Rica branch out to cheaper beans

Thursday, February 8, 2018


A growing number of farmers in Latin American nations renowned for their high-quality arabica coffee are starting to plant cheaper robusta — a crop still frowned upon or even outlawed in some countries.

In locales such as Colombia and Costa Rica, many in the industry have feared the low-brow bean will spoil their reputation as suppliers of the world's best coffee.

Source: Reuters