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Coffee

Costa Rica, 200 years of peace

This year we commemorate one of the most important milestones in the history of Costa Rica: the celebration of 200 years of independence!

From humble beginnings, the men and women of Costa Rica chose freedom, progress and unity. This lead to build a nation that is peaceful, multicultural, forward thinking, hard working, happy, and a leader in the region.

Although, we were the last Central American Province to know about the wonderful news of independence, once the official letter arrived, people didn’t think twice to organize a government and look for avenues to create income and opportunities.

What does coffee have to do with this? Everything. Costa Rica was the first Central American country to start with this industry. Coffee plants and free land were given to families who wanted to cultivate this crop as a way to start our economy and catapult our exports to Europe.

This created the development of infrastructure and roads from the coffee growing areas to the ports.

Wise choices and hard work paid off. Today we can enjoy a place of opportunities, access to education and health care. A place with the most exuberant nature and breathtaking landscapes.

To celebrate, all coffees from Costa Rica are 15% off* on September 15, 2021 only.

Happy Bicentennial, Costa Rica!

*The discount is applied automatically and can’t be combined with other discounts.

Costa Rica Coffee Collection
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Coffee

Wake Up Call: It’s back to school season!

Do you need a Wake Up Call? New school year and a new opportunity to have fun, to crush it and share with your friends!

We know what this means, you need the support and stamina to make it happen. You need the Wake Up Call!

It will be your ally in the early mornings, on the ride to school, on the now regular virtual meetings. How did we do it all last year?! Well, …. coffee!

The Wake Up Call is our blend for coffee connoisseurs looking for a strong cup in the morning that is energizing. The coffee is a balanced blend of chocolate and light nutty flavors for the special wake up call.

And to make it easier on you to get in the new daily routine, we have a special back to school gift:

10% discount on coffee gift subscriptions, so you never run out of coffee again and your early mornings become a pleasure.

Use discount code BackToSchool2021 at checkout.

But hurry this special will expire on August 22 at midnight!

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General

All our shipping is carbon neutral!

We have maintained a commitment to sustainability and as a result, over 75% of our coffees and teas are Certified Organic, Direct Trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified, or some combination of all three.

We support each of these three certifications and believe strongly in an inclusive approach to buying that accommodates the true diversity of growing conditions.

But it does not stop there. We want to do our part to reduce the impact our business has on climate change. And so, we make sure that all our shipping is carbon neutral.

We have established a partnership with Pachama to support the Jarí Para River Forest Conservation Project which allows us to neutralize the shipping emissions that contribute to climate change.

We are offsetting the total emissions generated by our shipped orders by acquiring carbon credits to neutralize the impact.

What that means for you is that now you are supporting an environmentally-friendly business that invests in sustainability initiatives to counteract the environmental impact of shipping with every order at Tico Coffee Roasters.

We know you have many choices to get your coffees and teas, but if you care as much as we do about the future of our planet. We encourage you to look for businesses that do their part to reduce the carbon footprint and help stopping the climate change.

Together we can make a difference!

Supporting the Jarí Para Forest Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest

Jari Pará, an avoided deforestation project, preserves 50,480 hectares of primarily virgin Amazon forest. The project, which aims to promote forest conservation and reduce potential greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), likewise emphasizes the importance of local economic development.

Over the project’s 30-year lifetime, it is expected to sequester nearly 15 tonnes of carbon emissions. To prevent illegal deforestation, the project has pledged extensive surveillance and monitoring.

The project provides habitat to at least 2070 species of animal (133 of which are endangered), and at least 340 species of plants (54 of which are endangered). Given the project’s location, it forms an important ecological corridor with surrounding Conservation Units.

Jari Pará also provides direct benefits to the hundreds of rural families whose livelihoods depend on the forest. The project runs a Technical Assistance and Rural Extension program to educate local stakeholders on sustainable agricultural practices. Further, Jari Pará uses revenue from carbon credit sales to build energy and communications infrastructure for the communities.

Some deforestation is detectable within the project since its inception, however, this appears to be uncoordinated and due to small farm activity, and is relatively minor given the project’s size.

However, over the past five years, both the project and region have experienced biomass decline as deforestation has increased. Moreover, given the current political challenges in Brazil, projects such as Jari Pará have experienced incredible pressure. Pachama provides remote data to the project developer to help address this threat.

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General

New Mobile App Features

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our shopping experience. And now we have added some exciting new mobile app features.

Don’t have our mobile app on your phone? Here are the links to get it!

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

Integration with Golden Beans Rewards

We have our Golden Beans Rewards program now fully integrated into our Mobile App and now you can check your rewards balance in the Account settings. And you can get additional Golden Beans by sharing your personal referral link right in the app. Your rewards are now right next to your order history and your subscriptions management.

Check your Golden Beans Rewards in the My Account Page

Redeeming your rewards is now also much easier. You can redeem your Golden Beans right during checkout by clicking on the rewards icon in the upper right and choosing your rewards coupon.

Redeem rewards directly in the cart

Faster checkout and easier to select local pickup

We have streamlined the checkout process for you and now you will be taken directly from the cart to the checkout without having to go through several steps. On the checkout page you then can select shipping or local pickup, choose your shipping address, payment option and your order will be right on the way to you.

Just remember when selecting local pickup you can only use the normal Checkout process or Shop Pay for Express Checkout. Currently Apple Pay and PayPal will not allow local pickup as a delivery option.

Have any suggestions for new Mobile App features?

If you have any suggestions for new features or things you would like us to improve in our mobile app, let us know. You can always send an email to info@ticoroasters.com. Or just leave a comment here on this blog post.

We would love to hear what we can do to make your experience with Tico Coffee Roasters a truly unique experience.

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General

Happy New Year and may your cup always be full

We all made it to 2021!

We woke up with hope, positivity and faith of new beginnings, more unity and health for everyone. 

Is our deepest wish that you have an amazing and healthy year, with fun moments to share with friends and family and that our awareness, and love in and for humanity grows stronger. 

We want to thank you for all your support and messages during these though times. But hey! Now only looking forward!

Happy New Year!

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Gifts

Last Call for Your Gift to Arrive on December 24

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We want to make sure your loved ones get their gift on time and to make your holiday shopping as friction-less as possible!

Orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, December 15th for standard delivery by December 24.

Tarrazu Coffee Set

Tarrazu Coffee Set

Discover the variety of flavors that the Tarrazu region in Costa Rica has to offer. In this coffee set we have combined the best coffees from the most famous coffee region in Costa Rica.

Tea Quartet

Tea Quartet

This is an indulgence of Holiday flavors! In this set we are featuring our 4 fall and winter teas in a beautiful gift set: Almond Cake, Apple Strudel, Glühwein, and Spicy Chai.

Coffees Around the World Gift Box

Coffees Around the World Gift Box

This specialty coffee gift box features a grand cru coffee from each of the three main coffee growing regions. Each tin contains 5 oz whole bean boutique coffees which best represents the characteristics of the specific region.

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Coffee

Costa Rica Finca San Luis

We are super excited to bring back Finca San Luis from our good friend Daniela Gutierrez in Tarrazu, Costa Rica. Despite all the challenges with COVID-19, we were able to secure this lot thanks to our relationship with Daniela. And we have to say this years harvest is just amazing! It exceeded all our expectations and we hope you will love it as much as we do!

Finca San Luis and the La Montaña de Tarrazu Micromill is a family business, overseen by two sisters, Daniela and Tatiana Gutierrez, having taken over day-to-day operations from their father, Jorge.

Daniela handles day-to-day operations and is passionate about specialty coffee. She has learned about barista skills as well as roasting, and enjoys drinking the coffees that La Montaña produces. The sisters’ father is still involved in the farm, but the sisters are working in the commercialization of the coffee.

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Recipes Tea

Starfruit Paloma and Cherry Bomb Cocktail Recipes

When life gives you lemons, you make cocktails! The entrepreneur life sometimes isn’t easy and you just have to do what it takes to take care of yourself and keep going. We missed sharing a video yesterday, but today we share two recipes! Star Fruit Paloma and Cherry Bomb. These two tea cocktails are super easy to make and truly delicious.

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Recipes Tea

Mango Sangria Tea Recipe

In our third part of the tea cocktail series we are focusing on a summer drink or cocktail, the Mango Sangria. This cocktail is perfect for hot summer days and can be prepared easily for larger parties ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Find the video below where you can follow along making the cocktail or check out the recipe that we have in this post.

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Recipes Tea

Pineapple Coconut Mai Tai Tea Recipe

Part two of our tea cocktail video series. A classical and tropical cocktail, the Pineapple Coconut Mai Tai. We have the video on how to make this amazing cocktail as well as the recipe for you here.

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Recipes Tea

Strawberry Ginger Mojito Tea Recipe

If you have missed our video tea cocktail series, we want to give you the opportunity to see the recorded episodes. We also wanted to share the recipes for the these amazing tea based cocktails. And you can prepare them as mock-tails as well. The first one in our series is the Strawberry Ginger Mojito.

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Coffee

Why you should choose Water Processed Decaf

Millions of Americans drink decaf coffee to satisfy their desire for coffee without the jitter of caffeine. But is decaffeinated coffee really free of caffeine, and why do some of them taste boring or even flat? And what about chemical residue in decaffeinated coffee?

Here is the truth about decaffeination. FDA regulations specify that for coffee to bear a decaffeinated label, 97 percent of the original caffeine must be removed from the beans. The coffee we use here at Tico Coffee Roasters is actually decaffeinated to European Standards which requires 99% caffeine removal.