Starbucks Starts Brewing in Costa Rica

Starbucks opens its first store in San Jose

Starbucks is expanding in Latin America with the opening of its first coffeehouse in Costa Rica and its first Farmer Support Center in Colombia.

The San Jose, Costa Rica location serves Starbucks’ full beverage menu, including hot and cold espresso, Frappuccino blended drinks, brewed coffee, Tazo teas, and food.

With 560 Starbucks locations in Latin America, the new store continues Starbucks’ expansion into Central America. Starbucks also plans to open more than 300 new stores in Argentina and Mexico by 2015.

Starbucks has also opened its first Farmer Support Center in Manizales, Colombia where experts will work with Colombia’s coffee farmers to offer their expertise and equip them with the tools and information they need to improve their coffee-growing practices in order to maintain the robustness of their farms.

“As a coffee company, we source the majority of our coffee from Latin America. We’re dedicated to not only expanding our store presence here, but also deepening our relationships with farmers, their families and the community,” said Cliff Burrows, Starbucks’ president of the Americas.