Monday, July 11, 2016
In Costa Rica, coffee is ingrained in the country’s culture and heritage. With some 50,000 producers, mostly small-scale farmers, and 230 coffee mills, the industry is a large exporter and rural employer. It also accounts for about 9 percent of national greenhouse gas emissions. A number of initiatives are underway to reduce the coffee industry’s carbon footprint and help Costa Rica reach its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021.