Costa Rica – and the famous Chorreador de cafe

Costa Rica – and the famous Chorreador de cafe

Coffee was the first resource exported from Costa Rica. Meanwhile, the country is one of the world’s 20 largest coffee exporters.
  • The first coffee plants were brought to Costa Rica by the British.
  • Around 1830 the first coffee farms were opened in the Central Valley (area around the capital San José).
  • In 1843 the English captain William Le Lacheur Lyon exported coffee beans directly to Europe for the first time.
  • The coffee export in the 19th century brought great coffee barons to San Jose, where feudal buildings such as the neoclassical national theater were built.
  • Arabica varieties only are cultivated on an altitude of 1,200-1,800 m.
  • The coffee is hand-picked & sun-dried.
  • Costa Rica made the Chorreador de Cafe famous – read more further down and where to get

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Chorreador de cafe

Traditional Preparation

Café Chorreado
  • Hook the Bolsa (cotton filter) into the Chorreador de Cafe.
  • Bring water to a boil and grind the beans.
  • Add 1-2 heaped tsp. coffee powder per cup to the filter and pour over the water.
Café Negro
  • Small black coffee
Café con Leche
  • Coffee with a bit of milk and sugar

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