The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The American newspaper The Huffington Post published an article that highlights the five countries in the world they are amazed at having a Starbucks, including Costa Rica.

The article indicates that the five nations have a deep culture of coffee consumption and, in the case of Costa Rica, said that the country is producing one of the best coffees in the world.

The other four selected nations are Chile (they don’t produce coffee, but are heavy consumers), Greece (traditional Greek coffee is strong and prepared with foam on top), Malaysia (considered the best coffee produced in the Southeast Asian) and Brunei (which also produces coffee).

Francisco Mena, president of Exclusive Coffee – a company that sells lots of internationally high quality coffee – said that the arrival of Starbucks came to the country only to “educate the Costa Rican palate,” in view of the many blends and styles that this American chain offers.

“We must not forget that Starbucks opened the way for the next generation of fine coffee boutiques,” said the businessman.

Mena added that the arrival of this transnational corporation, which arrived in the country in May 2012 with its first store at Avenida Escazú, gave rise to micro-roasters.

Starbucks in Costa Rica has four outlets; the latest was opened last month in the Freses Mall in Curridabat, and could open another in the coming months in the greater metropolitan area.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica