Coffee cultivation is thought to have originated in Ethiopia in the 14th century, but nowadays it is all about the tropics. In approximately the year 1720 coffee was introduced to America, when the first seeds of Coffea arabica came to the Antilles. At the end of the same century, these seeds reached Costa Rica, making it the first Central American country to establish a flourishing coffee cultivation industry. The production and processing of coffee until reaching its final stage consists of various stages.
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Planting and fertilizing