Coffee Consumption Drops in Costa Rica
Domestic coffee consumption has decreased from 4.16kg per person in 2004 to 3.54kg in 2008.
Friday, May 21, 2010
The data was published in the Annual Coffee Report by the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (Icafé). Despite the drop in consumption, the country has the third largest per capita consumption among coffee growing countries, after Brazil (5.48 kg) and Honduras (3.77 kg).
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