Costa Rica Coffee Exports Fall 7% in December

Costa Rica’s coffee institute, ICAFE, reported a 6.9% decrease in beans exports in August compared to the previous year. The country exported 38,430 60-kg bags in December, down from 41,262 bags in 2022. The coffee season in Central America and Mexico, which starts in October and ends in September, saw a 21.8% increase in December’s exports to 76,681 60-kilo bags. The ICAFE report also noted that Costa Rican coffee prices remain favorable compared to the international average, with a weighted price of $228 per quintal. Costa Rica is known for its high-quality arabica beans and typically exports nearly 90% of its harvest.

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