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Costa Rica’s Rich Coffee Tradition Dates Back To The 1800s When Their Government Would Give Away Coffee Seeds For Free


Coffee has been grown in Costa Rica since the early 19th century. When the country’s independence from Spain was declared in 1821, the municipal government gave away free coffee seeds to encourage production and records show there were around seventeen thousand trees in Costa Rica at that point.

In 1825 the government continued its promotion of coffee by exempting it from certain taxes, and in 1831 the government decreed that if anyone grew coffee on fallow land for five years, they could claim ownership of it.

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