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Mangroves Serve as Ecological Asset to Costa Rica

The Damas Island Estuary of Costa Rica contains thousands of acres of protected mangrove forests. Red, black, white, and green (or “pineapple”) mangrove trees co-exist, providing ecosystems that are critical in the survival of several different plant and animal species. Conveniently located a mere ten minutes from the city of Quepos and only fifteen minutes [...]

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World Cup Fever in Costa Rica

This last month, Costa Rica has been on fire with a certain fervor for futbol. Ranked by FIFA as #28 in the tournament, Costa Rica was not on anyone’s radar. To the world’s surprise (and Ticos delight), La Sele (the Costa Rican selection team) dominated their first round of games in Group D, commonly [...]

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The Origin of Coffeehouses

Coffee is so commonplace throughout a lot of the world today that many people don’t even consider the long and rich history behind it. Some sources trace the exact origin of coffee to Ethiopia, but coffee truly became popular in the Middle East. The cultivation of coffee began during the fifteenth century in Arabia. Over [...]

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The Origin of the Coffee Bean

Coffee has a rich and interesting history. Several stories have been told to explain the origin of the coffee bean.Discovery of coffee beanOne story indicates that Kaldi, an Arabian goat herder, noticed his goats dancing joyously around a dark green leafed shrub with bright red cherries in the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, according [...]

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Giving Back to the Quepos Community

As a socially conscious business in Quepos, Costa Rica, one of our goals at Cafe Milagro is to continuously give back to the local community. We do this in a number of ways.Our primary two giving back programs are contributing to 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit organization that consists of a small group [...]

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Spending Father's Day in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, where Cafe Milagro is located, is an area that has a huge emphasis on family. As a result, Father’s Day is an important holiday just like Mother’s Day. The language of Costa Rica is Spanish, so the day is known as Día de Los Padres. Here are a few special things [...]

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8 Ways to Celebrate World Environment Day

A day set aside by the United Nations’ to promote awareness of the environment, World Environment Day (WED), will be celebrated this year in over 100 countries on June 5, 2014. People worldwide are encouraged to do something good for the environment on this day. After celebrating the Earth, World Oceans Day on June 8th [...]

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Cafe Milagro Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

A favorite dessert for many at Cafe Milagro is our Coconut Cream Pie! So much so that two of our recent patrons asked us for the recipe and then sent us their photos of the pie! Thanks to Heather and Ann for sharing with us…they look delicious!Interested in making your own? Here’s [...]

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Spare a Moment for Costa Rica's Endangered Species

Endangered Species Day is coming up on May 16, meaning that it is time to spare a moment for the numerous animal species at risk of becoming extinct. Although the prospect of standing up for endangered species can be daunting, there is much that the average person can accomplish through their choices. Cafe Milagro is [...]

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Celebrating Labor Day with Cafe Milagro

People in Costa Rica, and many other countries around the world, celebrate Labor Day on the first of May. Traditionally, May 1st is dedicated to the international labor movement. Parades are held throughout the day and most of the country, especially those in schools and government, have the day off. Many people will [...]

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