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The Coffee of Costa Rica

COSTA RICA HAS 7 WORLD RENOWNED REGIONS PRODUCING EXCELLENT COFFEE Tarrazu: Coffee produced on the fertile volcanic hillsides of Tarrazu are considered superior, "full-bodied with more aromatic complexity."Tarrazu's coffee plantations produce over half of the country's coffee. La Minita is perhaps the most sought after coffee in all of Costa Rica. It comes from Hacienda La Minita in the mountainous Tarrazu region. Tres Riós ("Three Rivers") region of Costa Rica is known as the Bordeaux of Costa Rica. Vibrant coffees from this high-altitude region are described as "well balanced and sweetly smooth." Situated just east of San Jose, in the Costa Rican interior near the Irazu Volcano, this region has a very specific microclimate and its coffee reflects that uniqueness. Meseta Central...

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Costa Rica - The Happiest Place on Earth

Once again, Costa Rica has been ranked the happiest country on the planet.  The New Economics Foundation ranks countries on three factors to decide which one is the happiest: Experienced Well-being, Life Expectancy, and Ecological Footprint. Costa Rica has been ranked #1 repeatedly. ONE OF FIVE HOTSPOTS ON THE PLANET CONSIDERED A "BLUE ZONE" A Blue Zone is an area where people live measurably longer lives. Read about the Nicoya Peninsula and Blue Zones on CNN.  PROMOTE GREEN POLICIES AND EMBRACE ORGANIC FAIR TRADE Costa Rica is leading the charge in sustainable living. The United Nations Environment Program created a report called Costa Rica: A Leader is Sustainable Practice and Policy, noting: "Throughout the world, Costa Rica is known as a...

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Costa Rica: The Inspiration

From tropical beach paradise to lush mysterious rain forests, Costa Rica's vast natural resources, sustainable practices, and conscientious people inspire us at Pura Vida Body to share and promote healthy harmonious living between our bodies and our planet.  At Pura Vida Body, we hope to share a few of Costa Rica's many wonderful practices and resources with you, to not only make you feel great through the organic, natural, sustainable ingredients in our scrubs, but to also introduce you to Pura Vida, and the benefits of the "Pure Life." Our source for the organic coffee, organic coconut oil, organic brown sugar, and sea salt in our scrubs, Costa Rica is a role model in environmentalism, sustainability, and healthy living.  Pura Vida!...

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Sharing Pura Vida through All Natural, Organic, Body Scrub

At Pura Vida Body we care about the ingredients we buy, eat, and put on our skin. We believe in bio organic, sustainable practices, supporting local communities, and preserving our environment. Our organic coconut coffee scrub is made with all natural, organic, ingredients, created and farmed with sustainable practices and sourced from local Costa Rican communities.  OUR SCRUB Our scrubs are made with 4 basic ingredients: Organic Arabica CoffeeOrganic Coconut OilOrganic Brown SugarSea Salt OUR INGREDIENTS  Benefits of Organic Arabica Coffee:  Naturally exfoliates dry, dead, skin to promote healthy rejuvenation Stimulates blood flow in the skin and promotes circulation with caffeine - helps reduce cellulite, scarring, and stretch marks Contains natural antioxidants to fight free radicals Naturally aromatic, Arabica coffee offers a sweet...

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