Going out to pick some Arabica coffee
Posted 7/17/2020 2:31 PM (#779889)
Subject: Going out to pick some Arabica coffee


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You know that Costa Rica has some of the best coffee in the world.  Well, with unemployment here at 20.1% due to Covid-19, Geannina Dinarte, Minister of Labor, called on Costa Ricans and others to go pick coffee to face the unemployment crisis that is hitting the country. “We call for people to join the agricultural activity to be able to fill the 77,000 jobs that have been identified in agriculture and that will probably continue to increase,” said the minister Thursday afternoon at Casa Presidencial, to refer to the alarming figures of 20% unemployment.  There is a shortage of Nicaraguan coffee pickers because of the virus and the borders being closed.  Assuming that the airports open on August 2nd, you could plan a work vacation, go to the beach/volcano and visit the cigar factory in Puriscal for some premium cigars and tour!                                                           

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Posted 7/17/2020 3:46 PM (#779893 - in reply to #779889)
Subject: RE: Going out to pick some Arabica coffee

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Costa Rica has been on my list of countries to visit. Picking coffee, hitting the beach, a volcano and a cigar factory sounds like an trip itinerary to me!
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